Calendar freezes from December onwards

Posted on 2004-10-27
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi there,

Anybody come accross this before... we have xch running 20 users of which just one account freezes when she tries to access here calendar for any date after the 1st of December this year. She can access everybody elses calendar for any date after that time but not her own. There are no other problems with her account.

Can you repair a calendar in exchange ?

Question by:catsystems
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    Accepted Solution

    I would like to ask if you have looked at the Properties of this user's Calendar and looked at the size. I have seen "freezing" situtations where a large PPT file attched to a meeting request causes the Calendar to "appear" to hang. Also, have you tried various Outlook versions (2002, 2003 ...)?

    Another possibility vould be a corrupt meeting in the calendar. I have found that it is usually in a recurring appointment that has gone bad during the week of the freeze (when did the freeze start?)

    1) Open the Outlook but do not try to open the calendar.

    2) Create a New folder (Calendar Test)

    3) Do an advanced find on the old calendar and sort events
        by recurrence.

        - Press F3
        - Change the Look For: text box to Appointments and Meetings
        - Click on the Advanced tab
        - Click Field
        - Select All Appointment fields
        - Select Recurring
        - Condition: equals
        - Value: Yes
        - Click the Add to List button
        - Click Find Now

    Drop and drag from advanced find listed events one at a time to
    the new calendar, when you get to the corrupt item it will give
    you an error message or it will hang. (delete this item)

    Or if it is not a recurring (which our's always are) you could
    perform the find for all and do the same as above...

    Move all your calendar items from Calendar Test folder back to
    original calendar (these are previously dragged over items). ( )

    I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on mate.


    Author Comment

    Thanx Lamont,

    I will try this tomorrow and get back with results........ Bye the way we have tried this with different variants of Outlook with no joy.


    Author Comment

    I  have tried this suggestion with some success however therre are over 1500 entries which will be a nightmare to copy singley in order to track the culprit.

     I have therfore copied,successfully, all the data from this year onwards into a new calendar using the method you described but it does not show me all the appointments that were copied only some. Is it because the criteria I have used, "appointments and meetings", limits that what I have copied. Is there any way i can copy everything in that period....?

    I should point out that having done this I can now browse forward without any problem

    Many thanks

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