The operation failed. An object could not be found.

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Hi all,

Our office is composed of  30 computer users. We rely on Outlook for our communications, specially on forwarding of reports and memos.

My problem started few days ago, in each time I open an attachment, this error will be displayed that says "the operation failed. An object could not be found",  and now even by clicking the SEND and Receive same error will pop-up, so as to say the problem becomes worst.

The operation failed. An object could not be found.

By this, my only refuge is to check my computer for some viruses, that might go with the attachments that I received, but nothing was found. Its only my computer that acting like this. My colleagues runs smoothly.

Please share some views on my outlook issue.


Best Answer by Ferrell
Answered By 0 points N/A #122335

The operation failed. An object could not be found.


Dear Jamescoulty,

  • There is software to solve your problem without any kind of command or registry edit or any kind of command. Microsoft has introduced hotfix to solve this kind of problems.  You can apply this supported program to solve your problem.
  • At first you have to download this software from the
  • Update Windows XP (KB935448) from Microsoft website.
  • Separate service should be created if not working properly.
  • If hotfix didn’t install properly, right click on the icon and go to properties.
  • Under compatibility tab, select run in Windows Service Pack 2 and apply it
  • Then restart the application and fix your problem

Hope this will work

Thank you.

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Best Answer
Answered By 0 points N/A #122336

The operation failed. An object could not be found.

  • To solve this problem, you need to make another profile, here's how to do it:
  • Click on Start, select Settings, and click Control Panel.
  • Then, locate the Mail icon and double-click it.
  • Next, find the dialog box of Mail Setup and select Show Profiles.
  • If you opt for a certain profile every time you start with Outlook, then find General tab and click on it, next is select Prompt for a    profile to be used and click Add.
  • Locate the New Profile dialog box, find Profile name and enter the profile's descriptive name, next click on OK.
  • Search for the E-mail Accounts dialog box. Under the email options, click on Add a new e-mail account
  • and click on Next.
  • Select the specific server that works with your email account and click Next.
  • Finish the required fields, click on More Settings and complete everything on the tabs.
  • Click Finish.

Hope this will help you. Enjoy your Outlook.

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