This article was previously published under Q240697
WARNING: ANY USE BY YOU OF THE COMMAND-LINE SWITCHES PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Microsoft provides these command-line switches without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.
When you use the Find feature in Outlook, you receive the following error message:
Outlook cannot perform your search. Outlook cannot display this view. The folder already exists.
A previously-defined Advanced Find has been saved and is now corrupted.
To resolve this problem:
Quit and log off of Outlook.
Click Start, click Run, and in the Open box type:
When you run Outlook with the /cleanfinders switch, it removes all saved searches from the mailbox.
For additional information about this and other command-line switches for Outlook 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: