saved a file and now I can't find it

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I can't believe I did this, but I opened a file sent to me as email attachment.  I made some edits in word and clicked save (not save as)), and close and now I can't find it.  I've searched for it by name and it's not coming up anywhere.  Any ideas on how I can get to it?  Thanks!
Question by:jianxin9
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    If you are using outlook when you open an attachment it saves it in your temporary internet directory under an OLK directory

    if you go Start --> Run --> type "C:\Documents and Settings\INSERTUSERNAMEHERE\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLK50" and press enter

    It should take you to the correct directory from memory.
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    Actually that file may or may not exist for you outlook actually creates a random directory it seems to find where your go to Regedit and the entry under


    Called OutlookSecureTempFolder contains your location

    if you copy that path into run it should take you to your secure folder.

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    Thanks for the response.


    Copy this path exactly as is into "Run"?  I tried that and it's saying it doesn't exist.  T
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    Sorry wasnt exact.

    Press Start --> Run --> Type Regedit.

    It will then open Registry Editor, Navigate to the above path in Regedit HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security

    and then under the security keys there will be an entry labeled OutlookSecureTempFolder. This entry will contain the path to your outlook temp folder. Type what is in that entry exactly into the run box and it will take you to your Outlook Temp folder where your attachment should be.

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