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I want to get rid of iCloud. How do I get my Outlook back to how it used to be?

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chickwithbigredhair Calculating status...
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Dec 8, 2011 2:38 PM

I realize it may be a wonderful thing for some people, but it's really not working for business application, and it doesnt integrate with Outlook very well.


I've used iCloud now for about a month.   I've weighed out the pro's and con's, and frankly, I found no pro's to continue using it.  My old Outlook calendars (work & personal), have now been changed to "work in iCloud" and "personal in iCloud".  Same as my contacts.  How do I get my contacts and calendars to NOT be in iCloud anymore?  


What do I have to do to get iCloud out of my computer, iPhone, and iPad?  I'm sure I'll need to uninstall it from my computer, and go through my phone and iTunes settings....  Can someone explain to me so I dont delete everything in the process?


I sync to my work PC on Windows 7, with Outlook 2007. 



Windows 7, Outlook 2007
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    If you are asking how to go back to Mobile Me (you specified where you don't want to be, but not where you do), you can't.


    You wil now have to use a new email account (I am assuming that you had/have a .me or .mac address) as the one you're used to has been ported to iCloud.


    Or you can set it up correctly instead.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    Either restore your backup or use Windows system restore to go back to a time prior to installing iCloud, the latter is faster and cleaner.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    Backup now and add them back later, this happened because of user error, don't compound it.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    chickwithbigredhair wrote:


    There's more to it than just restoring the backup.  Everything is set up to go through iCloud now.  how do i turn it off and get it out of my phone and ipad, and everything? off my computer?

    I already told you how, you can choose to ignore my advice if you want but a system restore is the simplest way it, it is no magic bullet however, you will have to cleanup and restore the missing parts.


    I have no idea what calendars / contacts etc you are syncing, you have said what it is not (Mobile Me) but you have not said what it is (or was prior to iCloud) and I am really bad at guessing so.


    Who hosts your calendars and contacts, is it Google, Yahoo. Microsoft Exchange? (you get the drift I am sure)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    Good luck.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    I'm glad it worked for you.


    FYI, System Restore does not affect data entered after the restore point, only appplications and system files, months of work is more like minutes. It's a great tool, one I wouldn't mind seeing on the Mac, especially for the daredevils who like to fly without backup.

  • shornoff Calculating status...

    This was brilliant. Thank you. I now have 2 folders in my Calendars. One is the main Outlook Calendar which contains about 3 appointments and the other is labelled icloud calendar that contains all my appointments. At least I have them back on my computer - a big improvement!


    Is there a way to copy the appointments from the icloud folder to the Outlook Calendar folder? If I right click on the icloud folder it asks me where I want to copy them to and gives me options that do not include the folder I want to copy them to!


    If I backup Outlook.pst will it contain the iCloud calendar?

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