Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 add "Copy:" to the subject when you copy a meeting

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In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and in Microsoft Outlook 2010, when you copy a meeting in your Outlook Calendar folder, you notice the following:
  1. The text string "Copy:" is added to the subject.
  2. The Infobar is updated to show the following message:
    This meeting was copied to your calendar and will not receive updates. To receive updates, contact the organizer, <Organizer Name>.
If you copy the meeting from another calendar, you notice that you cannot add or remove recipients and that you cannot send the meeting.


This functionality was added to Outlook 2007 in the February 2009 cumulative updates (KB961752 and KB967688). Also, Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Outlook 2010 include the enhanced functionality.

If you copy a meeting to a Calendar that does not belong to the meeting organizer or to the intended attendees, this orphans the meeting from the original meeting. Any later updates to the meeting are not reflected in the meeting that was copied. This enhanced functionality lets you easily identify those meetings that are copies.

To correctly notify other people of an existing meeting, update the original meeting to include them as additional attendees.


Article ID: 2261195 - Last Review: December 2, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010

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