How do I move a recurring appointment to a different calendar in Outlook 2010? If I just drag it to the other calendar, it gives me this error:

Outlook error message when moving recurring appointments

I am moving the first appointment; the one that I first created and made recurring.

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It's well hidden but you can move these appointments like this:

  1. Open the whole series (not the single appointment)
  2. On the upper left select "File" - now this crazy dialog opens
  3. Click on "Move to Folder" and select your prefered Folder

That's it.


Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook 2007 have a keyboard shortcut that will allow you to move items quickly between calendars.

Simply select the calendar item you want to move to a different calendar and press Ctrl+Shift+V. This will bring up a dialog that will allow you to specify where you want to move your calendar item.

If you keep multiple calendars and have to separate out incoming meeting request often, this shortcut makes life a lot easier.

Microsoft Shortcut List

  • Much faster than the accepted answer, especially since my target calendar didn't appear in the File dialog until I clicked Other Folder.
    – Noumenon
    Sep 4, 2019 at 19:06
  • 2
    This is neat for single appointments, but doesn't for for recurring, as the question was about. Oct 21, 2020 at 9:29

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