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Saving Outlook attachments / default directory

When opening or saving documents in MSWord, you can select in the program's options to default to a desired directory.  Can you select the default directory that attachments are saved into when using Outlook?  Or is Windows/Temp the only choice?
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brandi67Author Commented:
Edited text of question.
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PasciCommented:
I don't know if this helps, but if you right click on the attachement and choose Save As you can save it in any folder you want.
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mitrakisCommented:
Unfortunately, this cannot be done...

Outlook never saves attachements automatically.
What you see in e.g. windows\temp is just a temporary copy of your attachement located within your email.

Every attachement is stored in the temp dir, while all ther information regarding folders, emails etc. is stored in e.g "outlook.pst".

So, there's no opportunity to tell Outlook to save every attachement in a user defined folder...(you have to right-click and save-as them in a folder you want).

In case you want to force Outlook to hold these temporary copies in a folder of your choice, then you have to change the system temp dir.

Best regards
-Stavi-

P.S.:
oops...sorry for writing that much; the above statements in other words:
You cannot set a default-attachement-save-dir in Outlook.
In most cases, Outook will remember the last save dir (during an Outlook session). That means, if you save an attachement in e.g. C: root, Outllok will suggest C: root next time you choose "save as...".
I guess this is not what you wanted since you need this as a fixed setting...
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brandi67Author Commented:
Thanks mitrakis.  That's exactly what I needed to know.  I use Win98. If the default goes to Win/Temp, it's not too many clicks away to My Docs. But my boss is on WinNT.  The temp dir on NT is a long way on the directory tree to get to his Personal folder (we're on a network).  Thanks for your prompt response.  I'll let him know.
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