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    Outlook Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be found

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    by mamies ·

    A few of our admin staff where greeted with a nasty little error on their outlook 2007 today.

    When someone tried to open emails or create new ones this error would generate.

    How i worked around it was i deleted the FORMS folder. It is located at C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\FORMS and contains the file FRMCACHE.DAT.

    This was on an XP machine so vista will be a little differant and i also had to unhide the system files to find it. Once it was deleted i restarted Outlook and it works again.

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    • #2975804

      Still could not install the custom actions.

      by reginald.osborne ·

      In reply to Outlook Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be found

      I have deleted the Forms folder and verified through search that FRMACACHE.DAT file does not exists but problem still occurs. Even uninstalled Office and reinstalled and still have the problem. Are there any other issues that may cause this condition?

      • #2976689

        Same issue here

        by jroberts ·

        In reply to Still could not install the custom actions.

        I have also done this repeatedly, and to no avail, the error keeps returning. I did the uninstall and reinstalled. I also checked through the registry and found a registry key pointing to a form template that no longer existed. I removed this registry and I was hoping that would do it, but sure enough, two or three days later the error returned. The user did inform me that at one point the error returned after he restarted his machine to finish installing updates. This is very frustrating….

    • #2951717

      Same issue

      by rich.leclair ·

      In reply to Outlook Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be found

      I get the same issue. This only happens after a user logs into our citrix environment and then back into a XP machine. The FRMCACHE.DAT file is what needs to be deleted out of that FORMS folder. I still have not found a permenant fix for this.

    • #2819737

      it Works also with Windows 7

      by nega_73 ·

      In reply to Outlook Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be found

      I’ve got the same error and then everything worked fine with Outlook after I deleted:

      FRMCACHE.DAT

      from folder:

      C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FORMS

      Remember! you need to enable viewing Hidden files from Tools->FolderOptions->View in Windows Explorer.

      have a good one everybody

    • #3014758

      That’s all Well and Good But…

      by lanmanjs ·

      In reply to Outlook Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be found

      I have done the same thing and the ‘fix’ works for a while. Then, it comes back and rears its ugly head again. So, what’s the permanent fix for this?

    • #2441608

      Repost as ‘Q&A’

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to Outlook Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be found

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