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Outlook: Can’t Get Outlook Monthly Calendar View Back?

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So you’re working in Outlook but you are having trouble getting the monthly calendar view back? How annoying! This problem frequently arises in Outlook when you run a filter (such as find) on the calendar and then you’re unable to get back to your monthly view.

The Solution

The solution is in the “view” menu, but its location is not all that intuitive. Browse to here to reset the view to the monthly view:

  • View » Arrange By » Current View » Day/Week/Month.

Voila 🙂 Ask any questions you may have below.

Different Versions of Outlook?

Depending on the Outlook version you’re using, the names of the menu items may vary slightly. If you’re having trouble, please comment below with the version of your MS Outlook.

Make “Month” the Default View

For those that would like to set the “month” view to be the default, follow these steps:

  • View » Change View » “Apply Current View to Other Calendar Folders” » Select Your Calendar » Click OK.


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DBF
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Alex the “View » Change View » “Apply Current View to Other Calendar Folders” » Select Your Calendar » Click OK.” WORKED. I was always having my active sync calendar go to the column view but your fix cured it. Thanks so much!

Alex Schenker
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Alex Schenker

You’re very welcome, so glad it worked for you, I know how frustrating this can be!

Trisha Hines
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Trisha Hines

I just recently got the iPad Air and downloaded the outlook app. On my calendar I like looking at the whole month. It will only let me view in Agenda, Day, Week. My month tab is not even there.

ChadCMulligan
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ChadCMulligan

Good grief, this was insane. Thank you for the help!

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Glad our article could help you!

Molly Bruss
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Molly Bruss

I am trying to block time on my executives calendar in the grid to block the time – it is an international flight – so leaves at 8:30pm and arrives the next day at 4:20am. It is going up to the top of the calendar and not just blocking the time, even though I don’t have all-day event checked. Is there a way I can change this to block the time in the grid?

Jan Carver
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Jan Carver

I’m using MS Office 2007. After switching views, then switching back to the original, my Calendar’s All Day events display the times, although they are greyed out. (On my other computer, once you click All Day, the time choices disappear.) So now, all my all-day events in my calendar display as starting at 12:00am.
Help please?

Jessica L
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Jessica L

I recently updated my computer to Windows 10. When I did this Microsoft office outlook web access is only showing the day that you click on. How can I get the full calendar back like in outlook where I can see what’s scheduled for the full month?

Dan
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Thank you!!

Rae Benasher
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Rae Benasher

Hello! I used to be able to view the next 7 days calendar items while on the mail view – it is still there, on the right, but only shows the current day. (View->to-do bar -> check for calendar). How can I change it back to show all 7 days? There’s nothing else on the To-Do bar (like tasks) so there’s plenty of room for it to show up.

Megan
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Megan

On 2007, Go to View, To Do Bar, Normal. Viola.

Tara
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Tara

I have Outlook 2010 and do not have an “Arrange by” option when I click View. But I’m defaulting to a list of appointments in my regular and archive calendar. I have to select both on the left, de-select archive and select “work week” to get it back to where I prefer it. And I have to do it every time I go into my calendar. 🙁

Jega
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Jega

You may get “Change View” on the left side. Please select the option as “Calendar”

jimblack
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jimblack

Thank you!!!

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

You’re welcome! 🙂

Peter
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Peter

Hey, I was playing around Outlook Desktop program trying to get my monthly view back, when I accidentally double clicked my List of calendars on the left hand bar. It has gone into a check box list form and I don’t know how to undo this. Please help!!

christina
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christina

My coworker has a Mac computer, so her view options are a little different. she can no longer see the appointments on the calendar – her calendar appears to be empty, but all the meetings and appointments are there (because I can see them on mine, and she can view them on her phone). How do you change the view so she can see the meetings?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Hi Christina, hopefully this helps! Go to: View Navigation Pane and check Calendar

Let me know if this solves your coworker’s problem!

Ermin Smajlovic
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Ermin Smajlovic

Hi, can someone help me with guidelines on how to remove calendar/reminder that pops up on my display every time I turn on my computer. Because of that I am unable to open icons on my desktop.

Thanks

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Open Outlook > File > Options > Mail > Message arrival section and uncheck the Display a Desktop Alert check box

Ashley Morgan
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Ashley Morgan

We were having problems with something similar at my office – here’s how to get the full calendar view (so it looks like a regular calendar with boxes for each day) back on your Outlook calendar. Click View / Arrange By / Current View / Day Week Month With Auto Preview. Then, be sure the “31 Month” tab in your toolbar is selected. Hope this helps somebody out there!

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Great tip Ashley! Thanks for taking the time to post this solution!

Whaler
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Whaler

When I print my monthly calendar from Outlook a small version of both the current month and next month show up at the top (header), it would be more helpful if I could see the last month and next month vs. the current month and next month. For example, right now when I print my calendar I get two versions of February, the large one and the small version at the top. Does anyone know how I can change/modify this?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

According to the discussion found here (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-outlook/how-do-i-change-those-small-calendars-at-the-top/6b613773-eb2b-4528-b2b5-4a8a25c7061a) it looks like this is the default and you are unable to change it. However, they do offer a download link to change it. I suggest trying that. Let us know how it works for you! Best of luck!

Ashley
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Ashley

At work, I was recently given access to one of our “info” email boxes. But now, in Outlook, I also see that “info” calendar that has nothing on it. When I click on Calendar, I see a list of appointments and on the far left, I see both my own calendar and the blank “info” calendar. I have to always click several times to get to my own calendar of appointments. It won’t let me right click and delete the “info” calendar either. Any suggestions as to how to hide this “info” calendar entirely? I have Outlook 10.

Bethany
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Bethany

Thank you so much. I knew it had to be in the View menu somewhere, but had given up.

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

So glad we could help you Bethany! Happy New Year!

Zoe
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I have just had to reluctantly update to Windows 8.1 and I work remotely with a client using the Office Outlook to view her calendar and now I can’t view her diary weekly only each day. Please, can someone help me?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Hi Zoe, sorry you’re having this issue. Have you looked here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/outlook/calendar-use-calendar?

Regina Horne Mahaney
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Regina Horne Mahaney

Thanks for the info! I was able to get my full screen calendar view back off list! That view, change view, apply current view to other folders thing worked!

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Glad we could help you Regina!

Mary
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Mary

My boss has his calendar on my email box and I have mine there too. Since I was updated to Outlook 2010 I tried printing his calendar and now his name shows up with every appointment that we have people invited to + those folks too, the boxes are so small we just want the initial name not all of the rest on the list, how do I get that to happen again? No issues with Outlook 2003 just 2010.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
When switching between Mail and Calendar, the view on the right gets stuck in the “Mail” view so you can see the preview of the email. The calendar never shows up. The only way I can get the calendar to show up is if I right click and “Open in a New Window”. After opening it in a new window, I can see, edit, and change views within calendar. However as soon as I click on “Mail” it will not go back to calendar unless it’s opened in a new window again. We created a new profile (Outlook) but when… Read more »
SMD
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I just encountered this problem on both Outlook 2010 and 2013. It showed up after I logged out of iCloud. Help is greatly appreciated!

Shandy
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Shandy

Hi Abe, did you get a fix for this please, we have exactly the same issue with one of our staff who can only open her calendar by opening it up in a new window.

She’s using Outlook 2013 on a laptop.

Guest
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Guest

This has been bugging me for weeks. Thank you for solving the problem!

Guest
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Guest
I’ve been looking for a program to help me better organize my work and my school work. Is the Outlook calendar a viable option for that? What I’m looking for is something that can help me track my finances, appointments, and to do list. I haven’t installed anything to do that yet because I wanted to look around a bit and see what was available out there. I have pretty limited knowledge of Outlook, though I know some people swear by it and wouldn’t even think of using anything else. But I didn’t even know until reading this that Outlook… Read more »
Guest
Guest
Guest
I don’t really understand how Outlook works at all. Every now and then I come across an article like this that describes how to fix features or how to use features on Outlook, and it makes me wonder if I’m missing out on something. I do have Outlook on my system, but I have no idea how to use it. In fact I’ve given up trying. And if I happen to come across a site that requires you to use the Outlook email feature to contact them, I simply copy and paste the email address into my actual email program… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thank you! I was going crazy trying to get the monthly view back.

Heather
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Heather

Thank you! I spent a lot of time on Microsoft help trying to find the answer to this question and your solution took me 2 seconds.

Marsha
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Marsha

Thank god! This is sure a well-kept secret. Thanks so much!!

baltobikeboi
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baltobikeboi

Yet another SWING AND A MISS by Microsoft… I mean really – could something as simple as this be so difficult we have to have a discussion board to solve it… THANK YOU!

chidu
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chidu

I can view the calendar with dates back and I can see the meeting schedules. I was struggling with this some days. It’s working now so thank you!

a web rocker
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a web rocker

Thanks so much for the great tips! You saved me hours of fiddling about! Now i can see my Outlook monthly calendar again.

Chad
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Chad

Thank you so much.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

No thanks to Microsoft though. They keep changing things and each time it gets less intuitive and less useful.

a web rocker
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a web rocker

This was, as you said, not at all an intuitive fix. Simple, but not obvious, logical, or intuitive whatsoever.

After hours pouring over useless Outlook and Microsoft ‘help’ jargon– this tiny blog tidbit has just saved my life, my sanity, and probably my career. With all the love in my heart,

HY

We Rock Your Web
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We Rock Your Web

Wow, we’re so glad this was of such help to you! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I am definitely coming back to this site to get my Outlook answers from now on.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Use Mozilla as my browser and lost the calendar completely. Could not get it back, so I used IE9 and the calender, along with all the other missing apps that disappeared were there also! Long story is it seems to be a problem with the Mozilla browser (again)!

Mamoru Thomas
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Mamoru Thomas

Three months later and you’re still saving the day. You were the first option on Google Search. Thank you!

a web rocker
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a web rocker

I’m able to find until “View » Change View » “Apply Current View to Other Calendar Folders”

Then, I am not able to find the calender in the folder selection. Please help.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
Wow, thanks for putting this instructional piece out there. I really was having trouble with getting back into my calendar after running a filter so this absolutely took care of my problem. I am not the most computer savvy person in the world, so these step by step instructions were right up my alley. If you are going to be writing any more articles like this, could you include one that would tell me how to clean out duplicate contacts in my Outlook contacts file? I had uploaded all my contacts from my cell phone and then I brought them… Read more »
Rich
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Rich

Thank you! I was about to pull my hair out on this and give up but now my Outlook calendar works right again!

Lance
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Lance

Thanks, I was lost there for a bit but now I got it! You saved me.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
Thank you for solving this problem for me! I absolutely live and die by my Microsoft Outlook program and if I cannot get it working I think I start having panic attacks. All of my email, my entire calendar, and all of my contacts are stored there and without having access to that kind of information, I get really nervous and feel disconnected. Outlook is just such a useful program; I started using it probably about eight years ago when I worked in a small shipping office. I used it to of course keep all my email and contacts organized,… Read more »
a web rocker
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a web rocker

Hi,

We are using MS Outlook for Mac 2011 V 14.2.2. I want to see the email messages and calendar (monthly) side by side on the same screen. Appreciate your help.

hihandeecap
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hihandeecap

none of the above…. click on view, to do bar, this gives your calendar space on the right side of the screen, unfortunately, no one has the answer to this one…..

Hh
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Those instructions just give you a small tiny calendar on the right hand side/pane. The month view is more than that (as the article instructs), it shows events on each day of the month.

a web rocker
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a web rocker

THANK YOU!!!!! YAY – I can view my calendar again 🙂

a web rocker
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a web rocker

I’m using Outlook 2010, and for some reason I can’t view certain individual’s calendar within our domain. But other users can view its calendar without a problem. I have done a repair for MS Office 2010 but still I am having the same issue. Can you help me fix this or find a workaround?

a web rocker
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a web rocker

Hi,

I need to view the folders in the 1st section, list of mails in the 2nd section, the content of the mail in the 3rd section and my calendar and appointments in the 4th section. Can anyone help me get this done. I had the same view before and I don’t know how the calendar and my appointments vanished?

Please help.

Jane Parker
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Jane Parker

One of the reasons for this problem could be that your Outlook .pst file is damaged. You can try Microsoft Scanpst to scan and repair the .pst file. Apart from this you can also try a third party Scanpst.exe utility whenever scanpst from Microsoft fails.

Regards

Jane

a web rocker
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a web rocker

Hosanna! It worked. My Microsoft Outlook finally has its monthly calendar view again!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Slightly different now in Office 10 but certainly figured it out with your help and the program’s “intuition.”

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