Open Outlook with multiple calendars selected

Last reviewed on September 5, 2013

A popular request is the ability for Outlook to remember what calendars were selected when you last used Outlook and to reselect them at start-up.

The good news: Outlook 2007 and 2010 should remember the selected Calendars.

The bad news: it only remembers when you “start in” the Inbox or non-calendar folder.

If the calendar module opens at start, only the default calendar is selected. This includes using the Start in [folder] option or closing Outlook with a second window open to the calendar module. Using Open in new window command will also display just one calendar.

If you want to open to the calendar module and remember which calendars were
selected, Public Calendar Choice (freeware) remembers selected calendars and re-selects them for Outlook 2003 and 2007.

You can also use a VBA macro to select the calendars. See Select multiple calendars in Outlook for details.

Written by

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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