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    Auto save of attachments (5.5)

    When I open an attachment in OE, it automatically saves it to a folder in c:WindowsTemporary Internet Files; but, I would like it to save in c:WindowsTemp.

    How can I change the file destination?

    I looked under Tools--Options, and I tried the OE Help file; but, I've found no answer.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)

    All I do to change destination is to use "BROWSE" button to select one I want and then from then on, it remains there? Am I just lucky? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)

    you're saving from express, i think he's opening in express.

    no, you can't change the location used for the temp files.

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)

    Lilfavor, thanks. Yes, I know about saving attachments via Browse. I'm speaking of how Windows98?/OE? saves the attachment automatically (not with my intervention) to a C drive folder when it is read and am wanting to redirect the automatic save to another folder, to c:windowstemp.

    Mary, I worked for a company remotely, whose CPU I was given, when I opened attachments, auto saved them to "temp." I am absolutely certain of this. I'd prefer this folder as the destination. How did the company have my CPU set up to enable that destination I wonder? The woman who "ghosted" (programmed) all of the CPUs the company sent out is no longer there, so I can't ask her.

    Thanks to you both for your responses.

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)

    were they the same versions of Express? I think it was changed with recent versions - 5.5 and 5.0 sp2.

    Outlook used to use windows temp too, but now uses a folder in TIF folder too. That was added with Office SP1. It's temp folder can be set from the registry. i don't see a similar key in the registry for OE and it's never been documented, if one does exist.

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)-OE to O trf?

    MaryJ,

    Thanks, you've explained the mystery. I don't know what version of OE the remote/office CPU had; but, I feel sure you've nailed why the attachments were auto saved to a different folder than my personal CPU saves them to now.

    I really, really need to switch to MS Outlook and drop MS OE, because of the added features I'd gain; but, I hate to go through the transfer process.

    Is there a program that will transfer my OE folders and mail to Outlook with a simple few steps.....perhaps "mirror" everything into Outlook from OE???

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)-OE to O trf?

    When setting up Outlook 2000, it will ask if you want to convert your OE mail and address boot to Outlook 2000 format.
    It has worked on every computer that I have loaded Outlook 2000 on.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)-OE to O trf?

    Dave A,

    I have Outlook 97 (v. 8.02) installed that I used as an employee for business email (but no longer); however, I'd like to use it now for my business.

    I've been using OE 5.5 for both business and personal, but I long for the features I know are present in Outlook.

    Now, where do I get Outlook 2000? Do I have to have Windows 2000 installed in order to receive O-2000?

    Or, is there an easy way (as easy as with Outlook 2000) to convert from OE 5.5 to Outlook 97?

    I do understand that Outlook 2000 would have better features than Outlook 97; I'm not ready, however, to convert to Windows 2000, if that's what is necessary to get O-2000.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)-OE to O trf?

    the easiest way to convert to outlook is using express's export., not outlook's import.

    you'll need to buy a new version of outlook - or buy an iPaq - it has a copy of outlook 2000 included. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Other handhelds may as well. outlook runs on any ms os, you don't need windows 2000.

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    Re: Auto save of attachments (5.5)-OE to O trf?

    Outlook 2000 comes with Office 2000. If you think that the additional functionality - not just for Outtlook, but for your whole office suite - justifies the expense <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15>, then go for it. Even better, try to talk your boss into stumping up for the upgrade <img src=/S/argue.gif border=0 alt=argue width=50 height=25>. Good luck!
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