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OL2000: Error Message "Can't open this item. Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again."

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When attempting to open an encrypted message, you may get the following error:
Can't open this item. Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again.

NOTE: Microsoft Office 2000 has built-in functionality that allows you to get more information about difficult-to-troubleshoot alerts or error messages. If you want to enable this functionality for this and other error messages in Microsoft Office 2000, please download the Microsoft Office 2000 Customizable Alerts file from the Microsoft Office Update Web site at the following address:

NOTE: If you reached this article by clicking the Web Info button in an error message, you already have Customizable Alerts enabled.



Outlook Express Missing

If you downgraded from Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 to an earlier version, some necessary elements of Outlook Express may have been removed from your computer.

To correct this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Click to select "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools," and then click Add/Remove.
  4. Click Repair Internet Explorer, click OK, and then click Yes.
  5. Click Yes when prompted to restart Windows.

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Article ID: 223458 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 21:11:00 - Revision: 5.0

Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

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