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

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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?
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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
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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.
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