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Fix: This Item Must be Saved Before it can be Forwarded

Fix: This Item Must be Saved Before it can be Forwarded
In Microsoft Outlook, you may receive an error when trying to forward a meeting series or occurrence on your calendar.

 

This item must be saved before it can be forwarded.

 
To get around the error, use forward -> series for the meeting instead of forward -> occurrence

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Tom on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 09:24

This worked for me...
- make sure the meeting is not open somewhere
- without opening it, select (i.e. single-click) the meeting in your calendar
- CRTL + F

This worked for me... - make sure the meeting is not open somewhere - without opening it, select (i.e. single-click) the meeting in your calendar - CRTL + F
Becky Sue on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:13

P.S. EAs forward the meeting to other EAs as a quick way to show the all the details of a meeting we have to reschedule, instead of typing it. I know it can work for me because others are doing it.
Thanks.

P.S. EAs forward the meeting to other EAs as a quick way to show the all the details of a meeting we have to reschedule, instead of typing it. I know it can work for me because others are doing it. Thanks.
Becky Sue on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:11

As an EA, I have many rescheds. None have been a meeting series, just solo meetings. I keep getting the error message "This item must be saved before forwarding" or similar. None of these solutions above, work. Does anyone know the root of the problem. I am a delegate with total access of my boss's calendar. The other EAs forward meetings all the time. I would rather ask MS than anyone else. Thanks.

As an EA, I have many rescheds. None have been a meeting series, just solo meetings. I keep getting the error message "This item must be saved before forwarding" or similar. None of these solutions above, work. Does anyone know the root of the problem. I am a delegate with total access of my boss's calendar. The other EAs forward meetings all the time. I would rather ask MS than anyone else. Thanks.
Barb on Thursday, 24 June 2021 08:59

forward as an icalendar worked. Thanks!!

forward as an icalendar worked. Thanks!!:D
KevinS on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:06

hi there

i was opening the invitation in series mode (I am the organiser) and was trying to forward it, but I kept getting "the item must be saved before it can be forwarded ". So I could not forward it. I could have done it by forwarding it as an item but that is not the same.

so to fix the forward it option I opened the invite as just this occurance, and then when I select forward it gives me the option of just this occurance or the series. I chose the series as that is what I wanted to do all along.

Frustrating. but got there in the end. tks. hope it might help others.

hi there i was opening the invitation in series mode (I am the organiser) and was trying to forward it, but I kept getting "the item must be saved before it can be forwarded ". So I could not forward it. I could have done it by forwarding it as an item but that is not the same. so to fix the forward it option I opened the invite as just this occurance, and then when I select forward it gives me the option of just this occurance or the series. I chose the series as that is what I wanted to do all along. Frustrating. but got there in the end. tks. hope it might help others.
Jo on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 05:05

thanks for this tip!

thanks for this tip!
Ryan Christie on Monday, 03 June 2019 15:14

I was able to fix this today by running a Quick Repair on Office

I was able to fix this today by running a Quick Repair on Office
J Brown on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:36

I dragged the invite to the mail icon and it opened an email that I addressed to the person I wanted to forward it to.

I dragged the invite to the mail icon and it opened an email that I addressed to the person I wanted to forward it to.
TEJL on Monday, 27 July 2020 11:42

This worked, thanks for sharing!

This worked, thanks for sharing!
Jeff on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 08:37

Use the Forward button on the upper left side and select Forward as iCalender.

Use the Forward button on the upper left side and select Forward as iCalender.
Abdul on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:42

Do anybody have solution on this?

Do anybody have solution on this?
Some dude on Friday, 08 February 2019 09:49

Select file > save and then forward it

Select file > save and then forward it
Thomas on Friday, 10 December 2021 09:12

Yes. this works! Thank you!

Yes. this works! Thank you!
Andrew Jans on Friday, 28 September 2018 19:59

Doesn't matter what option I choose when trying to forward, it still generates the error message.

Doesn't matter what option I choose when trying to forward, it still generates the error message.
TheMinMicrosoftStandsforERROR on Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:31

Doesn't help if it's a single occurrence either.

Doesn't help if it's a single occurrence either.
fghjkl; on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 20:31

That doesn't help if you only want to forward one not the entire series???

That doesn't help if you only want to forward one not the entire series???
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