Event ID 27: Calendar Folder property is missing (fixed)

Last reviewed on December 12, 2013

This problem is fixed in Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): December 10, 2013

After installing Office 2010 SP2 (or an earlier update), Outlook 2010 users started noticing Event ID 27, "Calendar Folder property is missing" warnings in the Event viewer's Application log. While annoying, it's not harmful and should only be generated when Outlook is first started, one event for each calendar in the profile.

Calendar folder error in event viewer

Microsoft discovered this warning is triggered for users who have a PST in their profile, including PSTs that were created by connecting to a SharePoint site, subscribing to Internet Calendars, as well as used by POP3 and IMAP accounts and AutoArchive.

Microsoft's workaround? Remove the PST files. Seriously.

From KB2883156 Event ID 27, "Calendar Folder property is missing," after you apply Office 2010 SP2

To work around this problem, PSTs can be removed from the profile. To remove PSTs from your Outlook profile, follow these steps:
1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.
2. Click File, and then click Account Settings.
3. Click the Data Files tab.
4. Select the data file that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

Removing PSTs from your profile will not remove the PSTs from your system. Removing some PSTs may result in loss of functionality in Outlook. For example, removing the SharePoint Lists PST will remove connections to SharePoint sites.

"Removing some PSTs may result in loss of functionality in Outlook." "may" reduce functionality? I think removing any PST from a profile is highly likely to reduce functionality in Outlook, especially if it belongs to a POP3 or IMAP account.

Personally, I'll live with the annoying events and keep my SharePoint connections, while I wait for a real fix. It's easy enough to create a filter in the event log that hides Event 27 and they'll age off.

To create a filter, open the Event viewer and right-click on Application log and choose Filter Current Log.

Right click and choose Filter Current Log

Type -27 in the Includes/Excludes field in the middle of the dialog and click Ok. This will hide Event 27 but show all other events.

Filter events to hide Event 27

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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