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How Do I Remove Calendar From Outlook 2019, 2016, 2010, 2007?

Anuraag Singh | Modified: 2022-05-07T17:06:38+05:30 | MS Outlook | 4 Minutes Reading
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A highly efficient feature of Microsoft Outlook is calendars. As a user, we know how important this feature is. Calendars in MS Outlook are used to schedule meetings, and appointments, organize Events, and whatnot. It is integrated with E-mails, contacts, and other features of Outlook. By selecting any time slot we can create an appointment or event. Which will be reminded by either sound or text message. We can also create separate calendars for other reasons. These calendars can be viewed side by side. But what if, we want to remove the calendar from Outlook or want to delete a certain item in the calendar.

In this blog, I will talk about how to remove a calendar or calendars from Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007. In what case you can not delete a calendar from Outlook. And finally how to remove holidays, birthdays, appointments, events, and meetings in a calendar.

Note:- Retrieve Deleted Recurring Appointment

How do I Delete A Calendar From Outlook?

People who work in an office might want to remove birthday calendars if they have one. People might want to remove holiday calendars of past months. You may want to remove shared calendars that are shared by other people in Outlook. Any group calendar that you aren’t any more part of. There are many cases where you want to delete a calendar from Outlook so that you only get relevant information.

2 Steps to Remove Calendar From Outlook

Perform the following steps to delete a calendar in Outlook:

  1. In Calendar (in Folder Pane), to delete a calendar right click on the name of that calendar.
  2. Click Delete Calendar then, click Yes to confirm

Note: If the Delete Calendar option is greyed out, it means you cannot delete this calendar. This particular calendar is your primary calendar which is why you cannot remove it. But you can definitely hide it. However, you can remove all items from your primary calendar.

4 Steps to Delete All Items Permanently From Primary Calendar :

Note: This will delete all the automatically added items as well, like holidays. You can add holidays to your calendar to make default holidays in Outlook.

  1. Click the View option in the Calendar
  2. Go to the Current View group, click Change View then, click List
  3. Choose Item List then, to select all items press Ctrl+A
  4. Lastly, press Delete

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Now, if you have questions like “how do I remove shared calendar in Outlook”, or “how do I remove SharePoint in Outlook?”. See the next section.

Steps to Remove Shared calendar, Group calendars & SharePoint Calendars:

  1. Right-click on the calendar you want to delete, then click Delete Group or Delete Calendars
  2. After when Outlook asks “if you want to remove the group or calendar” move its contents into Deleted Items folder
  3. Choose Yes

Note: Only the copy of that calendar will get deleted. The source calendar still remains intact. However, the deleted calendar will not appear in Folder Pane.

If you unsubscribe a calendar from Outlook, you won’t be able to see it again, unless the owner of that calendar decided to re-share it with you.


In this article, I have discussed how to remove the calendar from Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007. However, you cannot delete the primary calendar. But you can possibly delete its items permanently. Or you can hide it. When you remove SharePoint, team, group, and shared calendar, only the copy of that calendar gets deleted. The source calendar is still there. It’s just hidden from your Folder Pane.