Support editing of shared Outlook.com calander in Outlook 2016
We use share calendar on Outlook.com that we often change via Outlook 2016.
Before Outlook.com was switched to Exchange in the back end this worked perfectly.
Yes, try the new "Turn on shared calendar improvements (preview)" feature in the Outlook Account Settings > Double click Outlook.com account > More Settings > Advanced
Restart Outlook, then I am able to create/edit/delete the shared calendar entries.
Still not working. Very frustrating that this very basic function isn't being addressed
still not working with outlook 2019. Shared outlook calendar works fine in the web app but desktop version wont let me edit a shared calendar...
Frank Power commented
if a make a mistake with the date of an appointment it is sometimes difficult to move or delete it. I delete it in the ICloud but stays in Outlook with the error message "you cannot make changes to this read only folder."
I have the same problem with Outlook for Office 365 MSO (16.0.12527.20612). A calendar is shared to me from Outlook.com with "can edit" permissions, but I cannot edit from Outlook - I can edit from Outlook.com and I can edit from Outlook for Android.
Somehow by mistake an old private weekly apointment has been added to at a read-only holyday calendar which i continually sending us irrelevant reminders.
When I try to delete I get told that I cannot do this because it is read-only. How can I get rid of this annoyance?
please fix this issue asap.
Mike Glenn commented
I've also encountered "You cannot make changes to contents of this read-only folder" when trying to delete a birthday reminder in Outlook for Office 365. That particular contact had already been removed from Outlook and Google contacts and the birthday no longer appeared in Google calendar. I finally tried deleting it using Outlook.com and IT WORKED! Perhaps there's a problem with some legacy code in the Outlook for Office 365 app.
John Nielsen commented
Agree with Noggin the Nog: It works in the built-in Calendar in IWN10, but it does not work with Office 2016, as downloaded from Portal.Office.COM !!
John Nielsen commented
Please fix, Calendars are vital to Business and our Personal lives. Microsoft should really Test these Things better before before submitting such changes, and they should really stop their Arrogant reluctines in correcting it when reported.
Noggin the Nog commented
Tried the suggestion made by Kowalski. Made no differenece I'm afraid - Outlook 2016 still does not allow editing of shared calendar.
It is "already" resolved. You have to turn on the option in the account advanced settings in you Outlook desktop client.
Google and Microsoft are in competition and are interested in preventing you from working with the other company's products so you only use their products.
So everyone uses Apple - see Google and Microsoft, you solved our problem! Hope it's working for you. (People really hate your products you know...)
pls fix. trying to share a planner calendar with office 2016 so that it can be used as a shared team calendar but getting the message "You cannot make changes to contents of this read-only folder"
"You cannot make changes to contents of this read-only folder" - PLEASE FIX!
Chris McFarling commented
I ran into this problem 2+ years when using Outlook 2016 and haven't looked into it since. Fast forward to this week and I figured I try it out again thinking there's no way Microsoft doesn't have this working yet. Womp, womp, womp… Even with the latest Outlook 2019 it's still the same old problem. Pro tip for Microsoft - people who use Outlook desktop don't want to switch to Outlook for the Web (or Outlook Web App or OWA or whatever you're calling it this week) ever for anything. Just make it work in Outlook desktop already.
And BTW, add the ability to disable the Family Calendar that is automatically created in an Outlook.com account.
Also have this error from 2016 keep popping up when sync calendars
Angela Mathews commented
I have used outlook for over 15 years (at a large organization). Now trying to use it personally (office 365) and continue getting messages that I cannot change appointments because I am working with a "read only" calendar. Read only? I created it. Clearly this has been going on long enough to have had a fix. Anyone have a fix? If not, I will likely move everything over to google calendars.
Noggin the Nog commented
I have been trying to solve this issue for nearly 3 years to no avail. I have tried every "fix" I have read about but none of them have any effect whatsoever.
For what it's worth, I discovered a rather long-winded workaround:
1. Open the event in the shared calendar (which you can't edit)
2. Click the File Tab
3. Select "Move item to a different folder"
4. Choose your own calendar
5. Now you can edit the event
6,7,8,9,10 Follow the same procedure to move it back again!
I told you it was long-winded but it works!
Having this problem with contacts migrated from Google. Nobody can tell me how to fix it!