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Dragging messages from outlook

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Hi,

If I dragged a message from Outlook 2000 onto my desktop and the file already exists Outlook renamed the file by appending (2) to the filename, Outlook 2003 does not do this.  For example, I have an email titled Test.  If I drag the message onto my desktop it creates a file called Test.msg if I drag the same message onto my desktop again it creates a file called Test(2).msg and so on.  I have now upgraded to Outlook 2003 and if I try the same operation I get prompted to overwrite the existing file.  Is it possible to set Outlook 2003 to automatically change filenames like Outlook 200 did.

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Frank  
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Not sure, but see if this will help...(change format from Unicode to ANSI standard...)

In the Custom Installation Wizard, on the Change Office User Settings page, click the plus sign (+) next to Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.
Under Tools | Options\Other\Advanced, double-click MSG Unicode format when dragging to file system.
Click the Apply Changes radio button.
Clear the Check to set messages as Unicode format. Uncheck for ANSI. check box.
Click OK.

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Note   If you drag an Outlook item into the body of a message that you are composing when using Microsoft Office Word 2003 as your e-mail editor, the format of the item will be ANSI regardless of the setting specified in the MSG Unicode format when dragging to file system policy. However, if you drag the item to the Attachments box in the message instead, the file format policy will be followed.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/three/ch7/OutB06.htm
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I'm using Outlook 2003 but dont have Office 2003 installed, therefore I dont have the Change Office User Settings page.  Within Outlook if I go Tools | Options\Other\Advanced I do have an option to save messages in Unicode format but this does not help.

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