Outlook for Windows - Updating Display of Renamed Exchange Calendar


  • How do I update the display name of a shared calendar that was renamed?
  • The shared calendar has a different name on my co-worker's computer.
  • This calendar is showing the old name of the calendar.


  • Oregon State
  • Employee or Student Employee
  • Windows
  • Outlook


When a shared calendar is renamed, Outlook doesn't automatically update the new name if the calendar was previously added to the Outlook profile.


Method 1

  1. Right click on the calendar that's been renamed and click delete calendar.
    NOTE: This only removes the calendar from view in Outlook, it doesn't remove the calendar for everyone.
  2. From the top, click on "Open Calendar" -> "From Room List".
  3. Search for the new name of the calendar and double click it.
  4. Click "OK".

Method 2

  1. Right click on the renamed calendar and click "Rename".
  2. Enter the new name of the calendar.
    NOTE: This only renames the calendar in your view of Outlook and doesn't affect how it shows for anyone else.

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Article ID: 59230
Fri 8/3/18 10:47 AM
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