Setting default location for file attachments

How do you set a default file location in Outlook for attachments?  Even when the file location is changed from the default of the'Personal' folder under NT, once Outlook is closed and then reopened, it reverts back to the 'Personal' folder when you want to insert an attachment.  How can this be changed?
cartaAsked:
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
Outlook will always default to the "My Documents" personal folder.  You can change this behaviour by modifing the registy key "personal" located at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders.  Note, this will also effect any other application that uses this key.
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cartaAuthor Commented:
I have edited the registry as suggested, but this still did not work.  Any other suggestions?
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
Is this NT Workstation participating in mandatory profiles?
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cartaAuthor Commented:
yes
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
Then you will not be able to make the changes because the machine is considered locked down for administrative purposes.
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cartaAuthor Commented:
What if the NT workstation is set as a local profile?
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
Does the local profile have a mandatory policy placed against it?  If yes, then you would still be out of luck after the registry change.

Also, note that <local machine name/User ID> uses a different HKCU than <domain name/User ID>.
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cartaAuthor Commented:
Thanks...I'm just amazed that Outlook doesn't provide a way to edit the file location like Word does.
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