Thursday, 2 March 2017

Operation failed in Outlook 2016 - An object cannot be found

How to Deal When Outlook gives an error - "The operation failed. An object cannot be found” in a convenient way

The Outlook error “The operation failed. An object cannot be found” usually occurs when the Outlook user tries to send emails. It is because the user might be using the older version of Microsoft Outlook application. The other reason is that the current Microsoft Outlook profile of the user might be corrupted.

So here we will discuss how to deal when Outlook gives an error - "The operation failed. An object cannot be found” in a convenient way. Generally, this error occurs due to Outlook misconfiguration and Outlook corruption.

Reasons for the error "The operation failed. An object cannot be found”

The reasons for the error "The operation failed. An object cannot be found” are as follows:

  • Corrupted Rules in the Microsoft Outlook.
  • Search Folders might be broken.
  • Microsoft Outlook Profile being used might have got corrupted.

So in the next section, we will discuss solutions to deal with the error "The operation failed. An object cannot be found”.

Solutions for the error "The operation failed. An object cannot be found”

There are 6 different solutions for the error "The operation failed. An object cannot be found” and they are as follows:

Check for the Outlook Compatibility Mode

The steps for this solution are as follows:

  1. First, click on the Start button and type “Outlook.exe” in the search bar. Then, the corresponding program will show up.
  2. Second, now right click and choose Properties from the popup menu.
  3. Third, now in the new dialog box click on the Compatibility button under which the user should check whether the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” is selected or not.
  4. Fourth, if the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” is selected then deselect the option and restart the Microsoft Outlook application. If the problem is still there it is likely that the problem lies elsewhere.

Create a New Outlook Profile

The steps for this solution are as follows:

  1. First, close the Outlook application at the outset and get the access to Control Panel.
  2. Second, Locate and click on Mail applet. In the new popup dialog box click on the “Show Profiles” button.
  3. Third, in the next dialog box click on the Add button for creating the new profile. After that, the user needs to add account.
  4. Fourth, after creating the profile user can try sending the mail again. If the problem is solved then fine otherwise look for some other solution.

Disable Outlook Integration With Anti-virus Scanner

The anti-virus plays an important role to protect the Outlook from viruses but its integration with the Outlook poses several hidden problems. For example, if the user sends any mail on the Outlook then the anti-virus will scan all of them which will eventually slow down the sending and receiving process and thus it will result in error. Therefore the users need to disable it so that they can start sending the mail again.

Outlook Repair

The steps for this solution are as follows:

  1. First, close the Outlook application and click on the Start button.
  2. Second, in search bar type “appwiz.cpl” or in the Run and then press Enter key.
  3. Third, in the new window pitch on the Microsoft Office and click on the Press button.
  4. Fourth, in the new screen select the Repair option and click on the Continue button to start repair.
  5. Finally, after repairing the Outlook restart the Outlook and check whether it’s running fine or not.

Scan Errors in Outlook File via Scanpst.exe

If any of the above techniques does not work out. Then use the Outlook Inbox Repair tool scanpst.exe to check for the file errors. After this select the target PST file and start the repair.

Use of Third-Party Tool

If any of the above solutions does not work out for the users. Then it is recommended that they should try and solve this error using the third-party tool or utility.


Conclusion

The Outlook error "The operation failed. An object cannot be found” generally occurs due to the corrupt Outlook file or the corrupted Outlook profile. We discussed many solutions which will either way to solve this error. Also, we discussed the reasons why this error generally occurs in the Outlook. If any of the above methods do not work out for the Outlook users then re-creating the new Outlook profile is the only last resort chance left for them.

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