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Remove deleted users' events from a calendar

Suspending or deleting the account of someone who organized a single or recurring event leaves no organizer to manage the event. Events without organizers appear on users' calendars, and no one can book the associated resources for that time. As an administrator, you can prevent these issues either by transferring ownership of a user’s Google Calendar events or by releasing their booked resources before deleting or suspending the user. 

Using the Calendar API, you can uncover existing events without organizers and delete them manually.

Discover events without organizers

You can’t find events without organizers from your Google Admin console. However, with an event ID, you can search the Calendar API Events list

Find the event ID:

  1. Make sure you’re signed in to your managed Google Account and go to
  2. Click the eventand thenOptions and thenTroubleshooting Info.
    The event ID is the first part of the Event field up to the underscore. For example, in eid=42jbh99c1i2evj8acfj6g4ebhr_20230427T090000Z, the event ID is 42jbh99c1i2evj8acfj6g4ebhr.

Delete events without organizers

Google Calendar

When an event organizer deletes an event, the event disappears from the invitees' calendars. To remove an event with no organizer from every attendee’s calendar, manually delete each event from every invitee’s calendar. Or, contact each invitee and ask them to delete the event from their own calendars. 


With an event ID, you can search the Calendar API Events list

From there, delete events with that ID. For details, go to Events: delete.

Free up resources reserved by former users

Google Calendar

Every resource has its own calendar. If an orphaned event has resources booked and you want to free them for other use, delete the event from the resource calendars on which it appears. 


With an event ID, search for the events without organizers, which are holding up the booking of associated resources, from the Calendar API Events list. To delete events with an event ID, go to Events: delete.

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