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How to delete or remove recurring appointments in Outlook?

You might be confused of how to delete a series of recurring appointments at once from the Outlook calendar after you finishing all of them or they are all unavailable for you. This tutorial will show you how to delete a series recurring appointment at once in Outlook.

Delete or remove recurring appointments in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubbleDelete or remove recurring appointments in Outlook

You can quickly delete the recurring appointments in Outlook as follows.

1. Shift to the Calendar view.

2. Click to select a recurring appointment which you want to delete the whole series.

3. Double click to open it.

4. In the popping up Open Recurring Item dialog box, please check the Open the series box, and then click OK button.

Tip: In Outlook 2013, you need to check The entire series option in the Open Recurring Item dialog box, see screenshot:

5. In the Appointment Series window, please click Delete on the Actions group under Appointment Series tab. See screenshot:

6. Then the series of recurring appointments are deleted from the Outlook calendar immediately. See screenshots:


Note: In Outlook, you can also delete series of recurring appointments by right clicking it. Please select one of the series appointment, and then right click it, and choose Delete > Delete Series from the context menu in Outlook 2010/2013, and the series of recurring appointments are deleted immediately.

Tip: If you are using Outlook 2007, please choose Delete from the right-clicking menu, and check Delete the series option in the popped out dialog then click OK button, see screenshots:

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The same problem. Now I'm using windows 10. I don´t remember having this problem with XP. Do you have windows10?
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It does not appear that anyone is reading the messages about not being able to delete recurring messages. I have the same problem clicking, double clicking or right clicking does nothing.
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is there a "delete series" button that I can I add to the ribbon, instead of right-clicking and selecting from a sub-menu?
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I have a recurring app't that would let me do anything. I can't open, edit, delete, or move. Just a big red X, CANNOT OPEN THIS ITEM. I don't have permission....
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I am also having this same issue. I have tried both deleting the series as well as declining the series. Works for a day and then reappears the next morning. Hoping someone is able to answer, this is extremely frustrating.
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I have done as instructed but they mysteriously reappear the next day. I am not the organizer for the series. Does me not being the organizer have anything to do with it? When prompted to notify the meeting organizer of the deletion I chose "no"; should I be choosing "yes"? Please assist me with this as I keep getting a ton of unnecessary alerts for meetings I no longer need. Thank you, Heidi
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I have the same problem.... Can anyone provide an answer? It's driving me crazy.
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Me, too. gives me an error message and then says I don't have accessGeek Squad did NOTHING to fix, either!
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