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So...when you open a document in Outlook and choose save; the os automatically saves the file into the OLK18 directory.  I have some real lazy/forgetful customers who don't remember to choose saveas and lose the file.

Can I change where Outlook saves these documents?

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Christopher McKay earned 500 total points
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Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to change this.

The reason is because of the way the file is opened.

When a user opens the file attachment, Outlook copies the file to the temporary directory OLK18 within the "Temporary Internet Files" folder on the hard drive. Then it uses the appropriate application to open the file.

Your customers should not be losing their files, (the files should still be attached to the e-mails.) So I would show them how to get the files again.

I recommend teaching your clients to save the file to their "My Documents" folder before opening them. This way any changes they make are saved outside of the temp files.

:o)

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by:barry_bogart
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This OLK? folder seems to be ultra-hidden - that is invisible to File Explorer even though 'show hidden and system files' is checked. How do they do this? Special properties of the Temporary Internet Files folder?

Also, why do I have leftover stuff in there?

Barry
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>> How do they do this?
I honestly don't know, I've never thought about it. I do know that this is strictly the Temporary Internet Folders.
I've also found that you can browse the folders with programs other than Explorer.exe. (I use Paint Shop Pro to browse them).

>> why do I have leftover stuff in there?
Internet Explorer has determined that you need those files for one reason or another.

:o)

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by:Christopher McKay
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Reasons IE would decide you need the files in the Temporary Internet Files Folders:

1: It's a cookie that you still use (or hasn't expired yet)
2: It's part of a page you've selected as "make Available Offline"
3: It's a part of the functionality of Temporary Internet Files
4: You have Adware or Spyware on your system. (I recommend using Ad aware to remove these)

Hope this helps!

:o)

Bartender_1
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by:barry_bogart
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It turns out there is a 'superhidden' attribute!


Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 1:01 pm
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There are hidden file/folders called *superhidden*. Even if you check the option to show all hidden and system files, *superhidden* files will stay hidden. Try this: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Show All The Hidden Files and Folders! (Even the 'Super Hidden' ones) Did you know that even when you've selected to view hidden files and folders in Explorer's Tools | Folder Options | View Advanced settings, there are some files that still won't be displayed? These are system files and normally you'd have no reason to access, change or delete them (and doing so could cause big problems if you don't know what you're doing). But if you'd like to see everything that's there, you can make Windows treat these like regular hidden files so that the settings to view hidden files and folders will cause them to display in Explorer. This requires editing the registry. Remember to take all the usual precautions and back up the registry before editing it. First, navigate to the following registry key: HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced In the right pane, double click the entry ShowSuperHidden. Set the data value to 1. If you later decide you want these "super hidden" files to stay out of sight, set the data value back to 0. >>>>>>>>>> I bet you'll be able to find those files now...

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by:zookeepa1
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Not sure have not to give anyone any points....
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by:ArkKar
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I am using following way: maping a new network drive, Y: for example, to my C: drive. Now you can access all hiden folders: Y:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

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