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Identify conflicts in recurring Outlook appointments RRS feed

  • Question

  • 1. When booking a recurring appointment I get "some instances of this recurring appointment conflict with other appointments on your calendar".  I would like to find out where they are (the bookings may be weekly for a year).

    2. I'm still using Outlook XP (Outlook 2002) on an XP machine.  So this may have been solved years ago!

    3. I have researched this online and can't find any response other than one that says "As far as I know, outlook doesn’t offer this function" and suggests this is logged here.  There are posts on numerous forums but none of them results in any advice for these circumstances.


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    Friday, July 20, 2012 7:35 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Unfortunately, you won’t be able to view what instances of recurring appointments are conflicting. You might have check that manually.

    Change the view to Active view and under recurrence group check which appointment has the same timing.

     

    *BTW, office xp support ended on July 11, 2006. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeoffice



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    • Edited by SoulForJ Monday, July 23, 2012 9:05 AM
    Monday, July 23, 2012 9:05 AM
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 Version 14.0.6123.5001 also shows "... instance of this recurring appointment conflict with another appointment on your Calendar" in the Meeting Series Window. Has a feature to view the conflicts been added to Outlook 2010?
    Friday, August 31, 2012 2:39 PM
  • >Change the view to Active view and under recurrence group check which appointment has the same timing.

    The conflicting appointments are often not recurring, though...

    • Edited by Superole2 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:43 PM include quote to clarify that my post is a comment to previous post
    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:40 PM
  • 2. I'm still using Outlook XP (Outlook 2002) on an XP machine.  So this may have been solved years ago!

    -It is apparently not. The behaviour is exactly the same in Outlook 2013. Outlook tells you that a conflict exists; even tells you if one, two or many instances of this appointment are in conflict. But clearly the designers never thought, that users would care about giving any attention to such conflicts even when persistently made aware of their existence :P
    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1:01 PM
  • And it still continues in Office 2016. :-/
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:20 PM
  • Right! Come on Microsoft...this would be an incredibly helpful tool for business...
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:37 PM
  • Amazing. So Office 2019, what is the bet then..? I put my .2 on "sorry"

    aka "we know there are conflicts, see if you can find them". Lovely approach :-/

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:33 PM