how to delete birthdays in Outlook?????

When I delete a contact in Outlook (97)of which I had previously entered his or her birthday, Outlook keeps showing the birthday, although the contact is gone. So I can't delete the birthday reminder, because Outlook says that it can't find the item!
Can you help me?????
It's not just one item, but about a hundred (previous pupils), so I don't want to delete them one by one! So I don't think that to reinstall Outlook each year is a very good option.
robbydutchAsked:
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VinceACommented:
Can't you just go into your Calendar folder on the day of the birthday and delete the event that Outlook created. It's not linked to the old contact in any way (a link to the event is contained in the contact record by not vice-versa)
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robbydutchAuthor Commented:
I tried to delete it in the Calender folder, but that doesn't work. Outlook keeps telling me that it can't find the file to delete.
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robbydutchAuthor Commented:
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VinceACommented:
Take a look at this MS KB article, it may help:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q180/2/82.asp

You can also get this article by sending an E-mail with a subject of "Q180282" (without the quotes) to mshelp@microsoft.com.

This link should automate that for you:
mailto:mshelp@microsoft.com?subject=Q180282
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david_levineCommented:
Or see if this article helps.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q179/9/16.ASP

It seems to say that if you go back and create a contact with the same name as the one with the birthday you want to delete, then click on the birthday or anniversary date in the contact record, you'll be able to remove the birthday from the calendar and delete the contact.

That's how I read it anyway.

David
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robbydutchAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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VinceACommented:
The reinstall option is a one time thing to get the forms reregistered correctly. There's also another option in that KB article that doesn't require reinstall. You might want to try that one. Also if you use the recurring item view you can highlight & delete multiple items.
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robbydutchAuthor Commented:
I'll try the MS-options tomorrow. (I only use Outlook 97 at work)
I hope it'll work.
I was hoping there was a way to delete the recurring appointments together with the contacts (at the same time), but  apparently there isn't. So I think we can classify it as a bug in Outlook(??)
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VinceACommented:
More of an enhancement request than a bug really.... A valid request, though.
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robbydutchAuthor Commented:
The solution works!
I still think it's stange that Outlook doesn't delete these kind of things automatically, but Vince gave me a working solution.
Thanks!
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