How to free up space in Outlook 2010 by deleting old calendar items; Outlook 2010 can easily start to consume your hard drive with its incessant calendar management, leaving you with very little space to work on other tasks or store other files.
Luckily, there are ways to free up space in Outlook 2010 by deleting old calendar items and other forms of Outlook data that aren’t serving you well any longer. Here’s how to delete old calendar items in Outlook 2010 step by step.
Why do I need to clean up my calendar?
It’s important to routinely clean out your inbox, and it’s a good idea to apply the same rules of organization to your Outlook calendar. Cleaning out your email not only helps you feel more organized but makes your email load less strenuous on servers and be easier for other people who may have access to view your work emails.
If there are any meetings or appointments that are no longer relevant or need to be rescheduled, removing them from your calendar will save some space and make life easier. In order to delete an appointment in outlook 2010, first select the appointment and then click on Delete Appointment from the ribbon menu. You can also use CTRL+DEL if you’re using a keyboard shortcut.
Manually clean your calendar (if you know where you put it)
Calendar is one of the most used components of Microsoft Office, so it is inevitable that there will be occasions when you need to delete old calendar events. You can manually clean your event, but it is time-consuming and a pain. There are a few easier ways that allow you to get rid of all the old calendar events in just seconds.
To delete an event from your Microsoft Office Outlook, click on your Calendar, and then select an event. Next, right-click on that event and click Delete. After you do this, you’ll notice that it has disappeared. One thing to note: It is not possible to undo a deletion.
If you realize after deleting an event that it was actually something important, don’t panic! You can always add back the deleted event using Restore Previous Versions feature. Select Other Tools > Restore Previous Versions and go through the wizard until you find the deleted item. Choose restore and voila! Your important information is back where it belongs.
Automatically clean your calendar
Outlook has a built-in feature that automatically deletes emails after 30 days, but it does not delete calendar items. If you delete emails from your inbox and the deleted messages reappear in your inbox after 30 days, we recommend disabling this option. To disable automatic cleanup of email, go to Tools > Options > Preferences > Advanced. Scroll down until you see Delete Items. Uncheck the box next to Remove Items from Deleted Items after XX Days. Click OK.
Summary of all the methods
One way you can free up storage space on your computer is by clearing out old or unused calendar items in Outlook. You can do this via these methods: · Select Calendar from the navigation pane and select Delete. Select the date range for which you want to delete, then click OK. To delete a single item, open it, then select Delete from the ribbon.
· Click on the down arrow at the bottom of the navigation pane and select Recycle Bin. Checkboxes will appear next to each item that can be deleted; check all that is unwanted, then click Delete Items.