Fix: Cannot locate form: memo and Cannot find external name: NAMESORTVIEWPO in Lotus Notes

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After migrating my work computer to Windows 7 from Windows XP, I was constantly facing two errors with Lotus Notes:

  • Cannot locate form: memo
  • Cannot find external name: NAMESORTVIEWPO

The errors were so irritating as it kept on popping up if I tried to open a new unread mail or if I tried to create a new mail. It made my life hell for a whole day as I did not find an easy solution to this problem but rather there were lengthy and unclear solution to solve Cannot locate form: memo.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you the quick tip that worked for me in solving Cannot locate form: memo and Cannot find external name: NAMESORTVIEWPO in Lotus Notes.

Solution:

Log in to your Lotus Notes accounts and go to your Inbox. Select Actions from top menu option and go to Folder->Upgrade Folder Design. Choose Automatic Upgrade. Wait for the upgrade to complete. Restart Lotus Notes. The problem should be solved by now.

Lotus Notes error: Cannot locate Memo

Inbox->Action->Folder->Upgrade Folder Design.

Now, this may not be the ace solution for your problem. And there is no guarantee that it will fix the Cannot locate form: memo and Cannot find external name: NAMESORTVIEWPO errors. I ma just sharing the trick which worked for me and I hope will work for you as well.

  • schwarztor

    Thanks man it worked for me! Was looking for a solution for a couple hours…