attachment open from outlook where does it get saved

Posted on 2008-11-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi guys,

If an excel doc is opened from outlook where does it get saved by default if you just click save in excel ??

Question by:TokenHash
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    by:Dave Brett
    Look at this path, where profilename is your user account

    C:\Documents and Settings\profilename\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLK11


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    by:Dave Brett
    .... the other way to find the file location from within an Excel file opened from Outlook
    from the menu:
    File - Save As
    this highlights the destination folder path, ie the temporary directory above



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    Hello TokenHash,

    Adding to what brettdj said, The Outlook folder where attachment opens is OLKxx, where xx is a random numbers. This folder is difficult to access. Here is a way to access the folder and files

    In Vista, the Secure Temp folder is located at C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\xxxxxxxx

    Script to find and open OLK folder

    Hope this helps!

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