How to change your RSVP to Accepted or Tentative for an invite you declined in Microsoft Outlook

Tremaine Eto
May 1 · 2 min read
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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).

Make sure this is selected.

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.

Click here next.

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 Declined to Tentative or Accepted.

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.

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Full-time software engineer since 2016. UCLA Computer Science B.S. with Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences minor, class of ‘16.

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