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'The Property does not exist. The field you want to modify is not valid for this type of item

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  • HI,

    User reports when he tries to accept Recurring meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2007. It does not go through instead a dialogue box appears which says that 'The Property does not exist. The field you want to modify is not valid for this type of item'.I have tried to do the same using MfcMapi. But the result is same. User does not use OWA and insist to use the outlook. It happens only with 4 meetings items which are recurring.

    Outlook Version is 2007 SP2 Part Of Microsoft Office Professional Plus

    Friday, December 07, 2012 8:30 AM

Answers

  • First, try upgrading your Outlook to latest service pack - Outlook 2007 SP3 and make sure it's fully patched. Does it happens with standard meeting item or custom form one? It sounds to me the custom form one. You can have a look at the Message class and see whether it's a standard one or not.


    DeVa, M.S., {MSFT} Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help

    Friday, December 07, 2012 11:40 PM
  • If the issue only happens in one user, please let him perform this:

    1. Run Outlook with the switch command-line "Outlook.exe /safe"

    2. Temporary to disable all the rules in Outlook client.

    If he would not receive the pop-up error message anymore, please disable the conflict add-ins or remove the damaged rule to solve the issue. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Tony Chen
    Forum Support
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    Monday, December 10, 2012 6:36 AM
  • Found out that the user had upgraded one of their iOS devices but not the other . The hidden attachments were apparently being created when updates were received b ecause of the conflicting iOS versions.  After they updated both devices, the error no longer displayed, though the steps originally posted will still help you remove hidden attachments when needed.
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 2:10 PM

All replies

  • First, try upgrading your Outlook to latest service pack - Outlook 2007 SP3 and make sure it's fully patched. Does it happens with standard meeting item or custom form one? It sounds to me the custom form one. You can have a look at the Message class and see whether it's a standard one or not.


    DeVa, M.S., {MSFT} Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help

    Friday, December 07, 2012 11:40 PM
  • If the issue only happens in one user, please let him perform this:

    1. Run Outlook with the switch command-line "Outlook.exe /safe"

    2. Temporary to disable all the rules in Outlook client.

    If he would not receive the pop-up error message anymore, please disable the conflict add-ins or remove the damaged rule to solve the issue. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Tony Chen
    Forum Support
    ________________________________________
    Come back and mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, December 10, 2012 6:36 AM
  • Hi,
    I'm marking the reply as answer as there has been no update for a couple of days.
    If you come back to find it doesn't work for you, please reply to us and unmark the answer.

    Cheers,
    Tony Chen
    Forum Support
    ________________________________________
    Come back and mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, December 17, 2012 1:21 AM
  • Hi,
    I'm marking the reply as answer as there has been no update for a couple of days.
    If you come back to find it doesn't work for you, please reply to us and unmark the answer.

    Cheers,
    Tony Chen
    Forum Support
    ________________________________________
    Come back and mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, December 17, 2012 1:21 AM
  • Seen this issue when hidden attachments get placed on the original recurring item.  Removing the hidden attachments from the original recurring item will allow the update to be received (though i have not identified why every update generates a new hidden attachment yet).

    • Gather the Organizer/Subject information of the recurring meeting. Grant your account Full Access to the affected users' mailbox.
    • Download MFCMAPI (if you do not already have it)
    • Create a profile for the user's mailbox on your machine (do NOT enable cached-exchange mode). Make sure to enable the 'Prompt for a profile to be opened' option in the Mail window.
    • Close Outlook and open MFCMAPI. Go to Session > Logon and Display Store Table.
    • Select the profile created for the user's mailbox.
    • Double-click the Mailbox - Username to open in a new window.
    • Go to Root Container > Top of Information Store > Double-click Calendar.
    • Click the 'From' or 'Subject' column header to sort alphabetically.
    • Locate the affected meeting and double-click to open. Review for any attachments embedded in the meeting (these are the actual attachments that MUST REMAIN in the item).
    • Close the affected meeting.
    • Right-click the affected meeting and select Display Attachments Table
    • Review the File Name column and select any attachments which do not have an applicable file name (i.e., Errx0980980...). Do NOT select any of the attachments found in step 9.
    • After all 'hidden' attachments are selected, right-click and choose Delete Attachment
    • Close out of the Calendar and Mailbox Windows.
    • Go to Session > Logoff and close MFCMAPI
    • Ask the user to try accepting the update again.
    Monday, December 17, 2012 5:05 PM
  • Found out that the user had upgraded one of their iOS devices but not the other . The hidden attachments were apparently being created when updates were received b ecause of the conflicting iOS versions.  After they updated both devices, the error no longer displayed, though the steps originally posted will still help you remove hidden attachments when needed.
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 2:10 PM