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In addition to the default Microsoft Outlook Calendar, you can create other Outlook calendars. For example, you can create a calendar for your personal appointments, separate from your work calendar.

Note: If the steps under this New Outlook tab don't work, you may not be using new Outlook for Windows yet. Select Classic Outlook and follow those steps instead.

  1. In the  calendar, select the Home tab. 

  2. On the left, below the calendar grid, select   Add Calendar.

  3. On the left, select Create blank calendar.

  4. Enter a name for your new calendar. Then, under Add to, select which category to add the calendar to. (Categories appear on the left under the calendar month view.)

  5. Select Save.


  • To share a calendar, see Share an Outlook calendar with other people.

  • To open a shared calendar, go to Home > Add calendar > Add from directory.

  • To delete a calendar, right-click the calendar name in the Navigation pane, and then select Remove.

When you create an additional calendar, often referred to as a secondary calendar, you might add events to that calendar and expect those events to also impact your availability. However, when others view your availability using the Scheduling Assistant, the secondary calendar events aren’t shown. This behavior is by design. Only events on your primary calendar impact your availability.

Important: If you create a new calendar under your Exchange calendar, the new calendar will also sync with the Exchange server. However, if you create a meeting on the new Exchange calendar, responses to this meeting won't be tallied.  

  1. In Calendar, on the Folder tab, in the New group, click New Calendar.

    Create New Folder dialog box

    Note: If you are in Mail, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, or Notes, on the Folder tab, in the New group, click New Folder. In the Folder contains list, click Calendar Items.

  2. In the Name box, type a name for the new calendar.

  3. In the Select where to place the folder list, click Calendar, and then click OK.

    The new calendar appears in the Calendar Navigation Pane.

To view a calendar, select the check box for the calendar.

When multiple check boxes are selected, the calendars appear in side-by-side view and can be switched to the calendar overlay view. For more information, see View multiple calendars at the same time.

Tip: To delete a calendar, right-click the calendar name in the Navigation Pane, and then click Delete calendar name.

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