Delete a calendar

Any calendar that you have created can be deleted except the primary Outlook calendar which is used for meeting requests that you send and accept. Additional calendars that you open, such as shared, team, or SharePoint calendars can be removed so that they are not listed in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes buttons for the Mail, Calendar, and Tasks views and the folders within each view. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.) or appear in the Calendar view.

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Delete a calendar

  1. In Calendar, under My Calendars, right-click the name of the calendar that you want to delete.

 Note    You cannot delete the primary Outlook calendar that appears when you first use Outlook.

  1. Click Delete Calendar.
  2. To confirm the deletion, click Yes.

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Delete all items from the primary calendar

Although you can’t delete the primary Outlook calendar, you can delete all the items on that calendar.

 Warning    The following steps will delete all items in your calendar, including holidays that are automatically added to the calendar. You can replace default Outlook holidays that are deleted during these steps, but all other calendar items will be permanently deleted.

  1. In the Navigation Pane, under My Calendars, click Calendar.
  2. On the View tab, in the Current View group, click Change View, and then click List.
  3. Click in the item list, and then press CTRL+A.
  4. All items in the list should now be selected.
  5. Press DELETE.

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Remove shared, team, group and SharePoint calendars

When you open these calendars in Outlook, they are added to the Navigation Pane in the Calendar view. This enables you to quickly view the calendar at a later time with only one click.

To remove shared, team, group, and SharePoint calendars, do the following:

  • Right-click the name, and then click Delete Group or Delete Calendar.

The calendar is removed from the Navigation Pane and no longer appears in the calendar view. The calendar itself is not deleted as you were only viewing a copy of the information.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010