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script to delete all attachments Outlook saves in the Temp OLK folder when Outlook closes.

Posted on 2006-06-24
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I would like a script which deletes all the attachments Outlook leaves behind in the OLK folder.  I would like the script or macro to run everytime Outlook closes.

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by:Patrick Matthews
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Hi kapara,

This code put into the ThisOutlookSession module did the trick for me:


Option Explicit

Private Sub Application_Quit()

    Dim TestPath As String
    Dim dic As Object
   
    Const TheFolder As String = "c:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLKB0\"
   
    On Error Resume Next
   
    Set dic = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
   
    Do
        TestPath = Dir(TheFolder & "*.*")
        If TestPath <> "" And Not dic.Exists(TestPath) Then Kill TheFolder & TestPath
        If Err <> 0 Then
            dic.Add TestPath, TestPath
            Err.Clear
            MsgBox "Could not delete " & TestPath
        End If
    Loop Until TestPath = ""
   
    Set dic = Nothing
   
End Sub


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Patrick
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by:David Lee
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This is a duplicate question.  kapara, you asked this same question several days ago in the Outlook area.
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by:kapara
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Looking to do this automatically to all users who log in.  I hit submit before addidng that last bit.

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David Lee earned 20 total points
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If you don't want to run the code from inside Outlook (e.g. as part of the shutdown process), then you could put the code I posted in the other question in a VBscript file and run it from a login or logout script.
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by:Patrick Matthews
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David,

Sorry, I did not see the previous question, so I figured it was a new one :)

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Patrick
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by:David Lee
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Hi, Patrick.

No problem.  Hope all is well with you.

-- David
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