So as to protect your privacy, you may prefer to make many appointments private. Changing the appointments’ sensitivity one by one will be cumbersome. Thus in this article, we will introduce you 2 tricks to quickly achieve it.
If you’re using an exchange account in your Outlook and sharing your calendar with others, they will be able to access your appointments in other own Outlook at will. You must have some private appointments which you don’t want others to read them. In such a case, why not make the specific appointments private? If you want to make a certain amount of appointments private, you can use the 2 means introduced hereinafter to realize in batches.
Tip 1: Batch Make Appointments Private by “Private” Field
- In the first place, go to the Calendar pane and open the right calendar folder.
- Then change the current view to “List” by shifting to “View” tab and selecting “Change View” > “List”.
- Next you can click “View Settings”, which will open a new dialog box. In it, hit “Columns” button.
- In the subsequent dialog box, take the steps below:
- Select “All Contact fields” from “Select available columns from” list.
- Find and choose “Private” from the “Available columns” box.
- Press “Add” button.
- Optionally, use “Move Up” and “Move Down” to change its order.
- Lastly hit a series of “OK” until all dialog boxes get closed.
- After that, back to the appointment list. Right click the “Private” column and choose “Group By This Field”.
- Later you need to manually make an appointment private. Then select all the appointments which you want to make private and drag and drop them onto the “Private Yes” group, like the following screenshot:
- Finally, the selected appointments will be marked as private in batches.
Tip 2: Batch Make Appointments Private with Outlook VBA
- At the very outset, press “Alt + F11” key buttons to open VBA editor.
- In the new window, you should open a new module and copy the following VBA codes into it.
Sub BatchMakeApptsPrivate() Dim olSel As Selection Dim obj As Object Dim olAppt As AppointmentItem Set olSel = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection For Each obj In olSel If TypeOf obj Is AppointmentItem Then Set olAppt = obj With olAppt .Sensitivity = olPrivate .Save End With End If Next End Sub
- Subsequently, you can exit the VBA editor and add the new macro to Quick Access Toolbar as usual.
- Eventually you can go to calendar list and select the desired appointments to be marked private and next press the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar. At once, they will be private.
Look out All Harms around Your Outlook
In spite of boasting of various features, Outlook is also vulnerable to many factors. Hence, as regular users, you have to watch out for all potential risks, especially the malicious emails packed with viruses. Also, it’s highly suggested to get hold of an Outlook data error recovery tool, like DataNumen Outlook Repair, which will come in handy if your Outlook data gets damaged.
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