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    What is the location of this template? (Office XP SP3)

    I believe the E-mail Message template is damaged. I would like to replace it with a fresh one from another computer. I could not see this template in C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates1033. Where can I find it?
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    Re: What is the location of this template? (Office

    Hi Dennis:
    That does not appear to be a Word template. One clue is that the icon is different. Perhaps it is something created in Outlook. Does this article help?

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    Re: What is the location of this template? (Office

    Some templates are "virtual" until you've made changes to them. (The "Blank document" is such a virtual template until you modify it and save it as Normal.dot.) If I click the button for "detailed view," Word tells me it is an Outlook item with a "Never" modification date. More evidence that it is not a normal DOT file. I note that in my C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates1033 folder I have MAIL.OFT (dated 8/20/1998). No idea whether this is of any relevance! Anyway, the Office installer probably would be the best way to restore default "templates," such as they are.

    In the past we've had some posts on a file named Email.dot. If you search here or the Outlook board, you may be able to find some useful threads. Since I don't use Word as my e-mail editor, I can't help much more.

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    Re: What is the location of this template? (Office XP SP3)

    Not all Word templates you see "advertised" in the "New..." dialog are file-based. See MSKB 291141:

    WD2002: Categories, Locations, and Registry Keys for Word Templates]

    Brief quote: "Non-file-based templates: These templates do not physically exist on the hard disk but are used by Word to create documents. Word 2002 has the necessary information built in to create documents from these templates -- for example, new Web pages and new e-mail messages."

    Since the "New E-Mail Message" template is not file-based, you will not find it in the Office XP template folder. See article for more info. Another useful article, see MSKB 291186:

    WD2002: General Questions and Answers About the Location of Word Templates

    This article includes procedures for installing/uninstalling templates. You may have to reinstall (or repair) your installation of the Word (or at least the templates) if the email template is "broke".

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    Re: What is the location of this template? (Office

    Phil's post prompted me to search MS a bit. This is interesting:

    How To Reset User Options and Registry Settings in Word 2002 (MSKB 289294) - Stationery Key

    That the relevant key is "HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordStationery" suggests checking under this path:

    Cocuments and SettingsUserNameApplication DataMicrosoftTemplates

    While I see some templates I created in Outlook there (.OFT files), I don't see any Email.dot. Hmmm...

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    Re: What is the location of this template? (Office

    I have a file called email.dot in the folder "Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice101033 which is the folder where all the English language dependent bits of office sem to get installed.

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    Re: What is the location of this template? (Office

    I have Office 2K installed, the C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice1033 folder also has a template document named "EMAIL.DOT". The last modified date of file was 4/20/1999. I opened this file directly (as a template) and made some changes to make it obvious when new doc opened based on the template (see attached pic for example of doc based on modified EMAIL.DOT). Then closed all documents, closed Word, reopened Word 2K. From "New..." dialog selected "E-Mail Message" from General tab. A new, blank document, pretty much the same as the new, blank doc I get from Normal.dot, was opened, sans the garish red heading. So it does not appear that EMAIL.DOT in the 1033 folder, whatever it's there for, is used by the "New" dialog when selecting "New E-Mail msg" option, at least in Word 2K.

    According to Microsoft, the enigmatic "1033" one sees in the Office program files subfolders, Registry keys, etc., is officially known as a "Locale ID" (or LCID). For those interested in arcane trivia, see MSKB 221435 for more info & list of LCID's:

    WD2000: Supported Language ID Reference Numbers (LCID)

    Excerpt: "Locale ID (LCID): A 32-bit value defined by Microsoft Windows that consists of a language ID, sort ID, and reserved bits that identify a particular language. For example, the LCID for English is 1033, and the LCID for Japanese is 1041."
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