Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How do I change the "Save As" default file path when saving documents received by e-mail?

Posted on 2006-11-30
2
Medium Priority
?
329 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-07
When saving a document from an Outlook message, the default file path in the "Save As" dialogue box is always a hidden folder within the Temporary Internet Files folder (like OLK60).  My co-workers are always complaining that they accidentally save files in there and then can't find them later (obviously they forgot to specify where they wanted the file saved).

Is there a way to change the default folder that shows up in Windows or in the specific Office application?
0
Comment
Question by:scorhen
2 Comments
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
byundt earned 375 total points
ID: 18049769
Hi scorhen,
If you have Outlook 2000 or later, then you can change the default folder. See discussion here: http://www.slipstick.com/config/attachfolder.htm
The Microsoft Knowledge Base links at the bottom of this web page suggest setting this registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Security\OutlookSecureTempFolder
The 9.0 is for Outlook 2000. Use 10.0 for 2002. I don't know if the trick works with Outlook 2003 (11.0) but the same key is present in the registry.

Hoping to be helpful,

Brad
0
 

Author Comment

by:scorhen
ID: 18087699
Thanks for the info, Brad.  That answers my question.  Incidentally I haven't tried either way yet since I'm not wild about adding unnecesary software or changing the registry, but if my colleagues persist I may have to.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Outlook for dependable use in a very small business   This article is about using the Outlook application (part of Microsoft Office) in a very small business, or for homeowners where dependability and reliability are critical requirements. This …
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of Azure AD and Microsoft account sign-in pages so that you will have a more unified look and feel when moving between the two interfaces.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of coin tosses with the rand() function and learn how to make these “tosses” depend on a predetermined probability. Flipping Coins in Excel: Enter =RAND() into cell A2: Recalculate the random variable…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

971 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question