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Outlook 2003 - Saving Attachments Issue


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Hitokage

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Trying to find this answer out for my entire office. We all know Outlook saves attachments into a temp folder. We need it to stop saving EVERYTHING that is opened as an attachment into this folder.

We either a) Need to divert its 'saving' feature to a more easily accessible folder
b) Stop it from doing this all together.

Its doing this saving no matter if we just open the attachment or save it somewhere else.

Help? Please? Thanks!

EDIT: Found a great tool to get to that folder, so all is good! Thanks for the PM!

Edited by Hitokage, 11 February 2009 - 02:48 PM.

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sari

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If you right click on the attachment and choose Save as, you should be able to save it wherever you want. Where people tend to run into trouble is by opening an attachment, editing it, and saving it - that's when it defaults to the Outlook temp files. As long as you choose save as, you should be able to define the location.
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All e-mail attachments are automatically saved into a Temporary Internet Folder when they are opened.

As Sari rightly said - it's your choice where the actual working copy of your document is stored simply by doing a "save as"

From the Outlook Help file:

What happened to my changes to an attachment?
If you open an attachment in an item, make changes to the attachment, and then close the item without saving the item, your changes to the attachment are not saved with the item. You must save the item to save changes to an attachment in the item. To save a separate copy of the attachment after you make changes, use the Save As command (on the File menu) in the program you opened the attachment in.


The attachment may have been open when you closed the item. If you close an item and later close an attachment associated with that item, changes to the attachment are not saved with the item. To save all attachment changes with an item, keep the item open while you make changes to the attachment. When you finish your changes to the attachment, save and close the attachment, and then save and close the item.


You may have opened more than one copy of the attachment and then made changes to separate copies. If you made changes to more than one copy of the attachment, only the changes you saved in the last copy are saved with the item.


If you created the file used as an attachment, you may have changed the original file, not the attachment. Locate and check the original file on your hard disk, and reattach the original file if you need to.
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