Updated on January 2nd, 2023
User’s Query- Stuck with the error “The operation failed An object could not be found” in Outlook 2016. What can I do to solve this?
This is a common error experienced by every client while using Outlook’s Send / Receive feature. The error is usually identified using an error code –08004010f. Up to now, only users of the 2013 and 2010 versions have reported the error. Therefore, this blog explains all the approaches to solve this error alongwith a Professional Tool, i.e., Outlook PST Recovery Tool. Go ahead!!
The problem arises because it stores the email message item as read-only. The procedure fails when the Exchange server attempts to change the cached message item’s property. Either the Outlook PST file gets corrupted or it is not the exact file the user is looking for. Another possible reason may be that the Outlook profile is misconfigured. The user must, therefore, assume these factors one by one and test the fixes to find out which solution works.
Follow the below measures one by one to solve “the operation failed Outlook” error-
A user must ensure that MS Outlook does not function in compatibility mode. If it is working in that mode, then correct it immediately by following the steps mentioned below:
The corrupted Outlook profile is another possible cause behind the operation failed An object could not be found problem. To fix the error, try to create a new profile.
Each time a client sends/receives messages, they will all be scanned first by the antivirus software. This slows down the email sending or receiving cycle and sometimes results in an error. It, therefore, needs to be turned off by a client. You should try to send emails again after doing this.
If the above 4 methods are not working perfectly for the error: “The operation failed An object could not be found in 2010/2016/2013/2007,” then this issue occurs due to corruption in the data file of Outlook (.pst). So you can use the Outlook Inbox Repair Tool or scanpst.exe to scan the PST file for errors to solve this problem.
If Inbox Repair Tool doesn’t work well, use the Outlook PST Recovery Tool to fix the “operation failed Outlook” immediately. As it is a third-party software developed by highly skilled experts for solving the issues of Outlook PST files. Therefore, it is recommended to choose this utility for solving the problem rapidly. This utility also fixes the error Outlook PST could not be found.
All the above measures will definitely help in solving the “the operation failed an object could not be found” issue. If facing some complexity with manual ways, then go with an expert solution.
About The Author:
Amrita Yadav is a content writer in the field of Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email backup, and File Management. I started this writing career two years back. I think the vast range of information in this industry is the reason I am so fascinated to read about the newer techniques and technology.