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Hi, I was wondering how to how to save messages in Outlook with out saving attachments automatically.  I know I can disattach them later, but how do I do it where I have the option to open the file, but somhow, later, they file dosent save.  that way, I can keep more of my messages without archiving.  I hate archiving.

Im talking about outlook usiing a pst file, no exchange server.

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Juan Ocasio earned 2000 total points
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If you want to detach the attachments, the following is an awesome program:

EZDetach

http://www.techhit.com/ezdetach/ezddoc.html

It allows you to detach the attachments and set up folders for each using several methods (Sender, etc).  This will also save tons of space in your pst file.  One you detach the files, there is a link left in the message (which you can actually turn off to remove the link).  Double clicking this link will open up the attachment in the location you save it.
Make sure you compact  your pst file after you detach the files to recoup the space...

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I love the program, but cant figure out one thing, when I do the detach thing, it still leaves the attachemnt in the message.  i set it up to detach and save a link, but no go, the attachment is still there, and the folder size didnt decrease.  I must be dooing something wrong, can you let me know what, then you win...
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OK never mind, I think it just started working, or I just figured out it was all allong. One last question, If I uninstall the program, is my pst file still going to be ok? or are there pointers, and conduits that will make it crumble.
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You pst will be fine.  The only problem is is won't link to the attachments anymore, but the cool thing is that all of your attachments will be stored, filed however you filed them.  One last cool thing, it's really great for an office setting where you want to share these attachments.  Makes managment a whole bunch easier!!!

thanks for the points!

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Oh, forgot to say in last post.  If you ever wanted to uninstall, you can always reattach the attachments using this product!!!

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