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

Important: This issue is now closed with the fix indicated below. For more information on other recent issues for your application, see Fixes or workarounds for recent Office issues.

Last updated: November 2016

Issue

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

This issue is fixed in build 16.0.7167.2040 and higher. To get the update immediately, open any Office 2016 app and choose File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.

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