When searching messages using Advanced Find in Outlook 2016, you received an error message "Outlook cannot perform your search"

Last updated: August 2016


In Outlook 2016, when you search messages by using Advanced Find in frequently-used text fields, you may receive the following error message:

Outlook cannot perform your search. Outlook cannot display this view. Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or program and try again.

Status: Workaround

We are actively working on this issue to release a fix. In the meantime, please see this article for workarounds and more information.

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