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Hello all

Here's an easy question. When you click on Attachment in Outlook 97 and also 98, how do you change the folder that it opens by default? I am starting to think that this has to be changed in the registry.

Also, in general where would these be located in case one needed to look.

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AST99
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by:cartoon022100
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By default it goes to C:\TEMP
the directory set by windows NT/95
u can look at it ..provided u opened it atleast once.
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by:AST99
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I am not sure what it is by default as I install all my users' notebooks using an image CD given to me by our Corp. office. The thing is that I need to change it and have it go specifically to a different folder.

Some applications allow you change it rhough the OPTIONS and some you have to do through the registry.

I basically need something very specific that I can test and it would work. This has to remain intact after reboots.

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AST99
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by:pyleo
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Are you talking about changing where you save the attachment to by default or where it saves it while you open it in the email.

If it the first option then you can either change it in the registry or you can get a utility from

http://www.swinc.com/products/outlookdefpath.htm

that gives you another tab in outlook that lets the user specify it themselves.  If you want to do it via the registry let me know and I will post the details of it
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by:AST99
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Thanks Pyleo

What I need is this:

When I click on the paperclip icon, I want for it to open in C:\DATA folder. I want this to be permanent so regardless of being docked or undocked, or etc...this should open to this folder when I click on the attachment icon.

I would prefer registry changes over installing 3rd party utilities. I have, however, bookmarked the site you told me.

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pyleo earned 100 total points
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Blah blah...General editing the registry warnings.

This is from an NT4 machine so it may need checking if it is to be used on a 95 machine but it gives you the path of where it needs changing.

You could put this in a login script and once it has been done it will stay as that even if the users are working offline and not running the script.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"Personal"="C:\\DATA Folder"

Paste the above into a text document and save it with a *.reg filename.  But make sure the directory exist first so that it does not casue any problems.

Hope this helps

Ollie
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by:AST99
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Thanks a bunch

It worked great!

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