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I mistakenly declined a single occurrence of a recurring meeting in Outlook. How do I undo this and get the meeting back?

I also had a look at How to get back a declined outlook invitation. But that question does not relate to my problem. As I have declined a single occurrence in a reoccurring event.

I'm using Outlook 2007 on Exchange.

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Was it sent via email or via calendar option? Is it from someone in your organization ON the exchange server, or from someone outside of the organization? – Canadian Luke Jan 30 '12 at 19:32
This appears to be a duplicate of How to get back a declined outlook invitation. – CharlieRB Jan 30 '12 at 20:33
This is not a duplicate, because the linked answer does not explain how to recover from declining a single occurrence to a recurring invite. – Nic Aug 16 '12 at 18:54
In the future, when you doubleclick to open the meeting, select just that occurrence, then decline that. I did that and it only removed that one instance for me. – Dan Csharpster Jan 12 at 14:13

I also could not "undecline," so I went to the sender's calendar, opened the item, and cllicked the button to copy to my calendar. A message popped up and said that to do this, I had to accept the meeting, which I did. Now it's on my calendar. Hope this helps.

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It might be in your deleted folder.

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Try this (it worked for me).

Note: I did delete all instances of the calendar series before I did this. It is possible that is a necessary step.

  1. Open your Deleted Items folder in Outlook
  2. Find the original invite (if there were updates along the way, ignore those)
  3. Right-click the original item and select Move > Inbox (you may need to select Move > Other Folder > Inbox).
  4. When prompted to send this (for some reason it did not just move), email the appointment to yourself.
  5. When the appointment arrives, click the attachment and select Copy to My Calendar.

Hopefully this will solve the problem for you. In my case it returned all instances back to my calendar and I could delete the one I intended to delete.

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