“The operation failed. An object could not be found” error message when you send New Mail in Outlook

Today encountered new problem while configuring outlook for a user (INFO: we migrated to office 365 cloud) running Windows 7, office 2007 standard.

The account was created successfully, and was tested correctly at the time of setting account. After starting Outlook (2007), user was able to receive mail correctly, but when he tried to create new mail, encountered error: “The operation failed. An object could not be found”

outlook error
Outlook Error

After 2 hours of head banging, finally found the solution.

Someone incorrectly set the Outlook exe to run in compatibility mode. Just removed the check and done!

Hope this might be helpful to you too..

Enjoy!

Author: ashishtilak

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2 thoughts on ““The operation failed. An object could not be found” error message when you send New Mail in Outlook”

  1. I have same problem in outlook 2007 . Please tell the solution in detail . Can’t send or receive mail through outlook . Please give me solution to fix it immediately .

  2. Hi Lovekush,

    Open the folder where Outlook is installed, Right-click on Outlook.exe, click Properties.
    Under the Compatibility tab, click to clear the Run this program in compatibility mode for option.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Ashish

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