How to change your RSVP to Accepted or Tentative for an invite you declined in Microsoft Outlook
Recently, I declined a meeting in Microsoft Outlook because I could not make the time that it was scheduled.
However, my plans changed, and with that came the fact that I was able to make the meeting that I had declined.
However, the meeting had disappeared from my calendar view in Outlook once it had been declined. I was unable to click into it and then change my RSVP.
In this brief article, I will go over how you can find the invite that had been declined and how you can change the RSVP after the fact.
Finding the declined invite
To find the declined invite, first make sure that the Mail icon is selected in Outlook (on my view, it was on the bottom left side).
Then, navigate to
Deleted Items on the menu where all the folders should be listed. The default view should have this on the left-hand side.
Then, your list of items should populate with all deleted items. The important thing here is that these items aren’t just e-mails; rather, they also include declined invites, which Outlook treats as a deleted item!
Change the RSVP once you’ve found the declined invite
There, you will be able to click into the email or interact with it as you would in your regular Inbox.
Thus, you can simply change your RSVP from
While this isn’t a particularly difficult process, it can be somewhat unintuitive at first, so I hope today’s instructions were able to help you not only today but also in the future.