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Outlook Cannot send this meeting request, you may get an error: “Microsoft Outlook cannot send this meeting request. The property does not exist. The field you want to modify is not valid for this type of item.” To fix this problem, follow these steps: Open the meeting request in Outlook. On the Meeting tab, in the Options group, click Meeting Options. In the Meeting Options dialog box, make sure that the Send meeting requests and responses only to me check box is selected. Click OK.
What does this error mean?
The problem occurs when the user tries to modify a recurring meeting and send the update. The problem occurs because the change also tries to change the title of the meeting along with the time.
Outlook Cannot send this meeting request
If you see “Microsoft Outlook Cannot send this meeting request. The property does not exist. The field you want to modify is not valid for this type of item,” follow these suggestions to fix the problem.
- Restart your PC and try again.
- Try restarting Outlook in Safe Mode.
- Create a new profile in Outlook by following these steps:
- I need to reset my Outlook.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Please try again later.
1] Restart PC and try once
Restart your Windows computer and check if the problem has fixed itself. It could have been a temporary glitch.
2] Restart Outlook in Safe Mode and try
If Outlook isn’t working as expected, try restarting it in Safe Mode with all add-ins disabled. This can help narrow down the source of the problem. To start a Microsoft Office program, you can follow one of these ways:
- Press the CTRL key
- Then click on the Office file to open.
- You will be asked – Do you want to start Word in safe mode?
- Click Yes.
The Office will open in Safe Mode. Open the file in safe mode by using the /safe parameter. So type outlook /safe, and click OK. This launches Outlook in Safe Mode.
3] Create a new profile in the old machine to test it.
Microsoft Outlook has a feature that allows you to create multiple profiles if you need to separate your email accounts. Sometimes a profile can become corrupt, which can cause unexpected problems. To see if a profile is causing the problem, you can create a new one, add the same account, and use it to modify meetings.
- In Outlook, you can manage your profiles by going to File > Account Settings > Manage Profiles.
- Add a new profile by choosing Show Profiles > Add.
- In the “Profile Name” box, enter a name for the profile, then select “OK.”
- Add the email account and try to validate and repeat the steps.
4] Repair/Reset/Reinstall Outlook
If none of the solutions above has worked for you in resolving the issue in focus, you can Repair/Reset/Reinstall the Outlook client in that order and see if that helps. Repair Office Outlook via the Settings app on Windows 11/10. To do this, follow these steps.
- To open Windows Settings, press the Windows key + I on your keyboard.
- To find and select your Microsoft Office installation in the Apps and Features list, scroll through the list.
- Click on the entry and click on Modify.
- Choose Quick Repair or Online Repair from the popup dialog.
- Click on the Repair button.
If you’re still having trouble with Outlook after trying a repair operation, you can try resetting it. If that doesn’t work, you can uninstall and then reinstall the Office suite.
I hope the post was easy to follow, and you were able to fix the problem where modifying an existing meeting resulted in the Microsoft Outlook Cannot send this meeting request error.
How to Prevent the forwarding of a meeting
Depending on your platform, you can either stop forwarding or have it not enabled in the first place. To prevent forwarding on Mac, Office 365, Exchange 2019, Outlook Web, and Outlook Windows, look for the Response Options and uncheck the option that allows forwarding the meeting. The only exceptions are iOS and Android.
What is the difference between an appointment and a meeting in Outlook?
Appointments are single events that only affect your calendar, while meetings are events that you can invite others to. You cannot invite others to appointments, and you are automatically included in them.