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    Default location for saving attachments

    The default location for saving file attachments in Outlook 97 is c:my documents. Is there any way to change the default to, say, c:temp?

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    Re: Default location for saving attachments

    no. there is a utility that might work with 97, but it change the location for everything that uses my docs folder.

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    Re: Default location for saving attachments

    Thanks for your quick reply. Do you know the name of the utility? I dislike using c:my documents -- it's faster to type c:temp -- so I wouldn't at all mind changing the defaults in any app that uses c:my docs.

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    Re: Default location for saving attachments

    tweakui (search for it at Microsoft) can change the file system pointer - but i was thinking of http://www.slipstick.com/addins/misc.htm very last item on the page.

    (there are links to all kinds of utilites from the site - it's well worth a browse around - housekeeping has some cool ones)

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    Re: Default location for saving attachments

    Thank you thank you! What a clever utility. (And I do use TweakUI, but I somehow missed the fact that it could change the default save location.)

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    Re: Default location for saving attachments

    You can rename c:My Documents and Windows will recognize the new name (at least 95 and 98 do). Mine is called c:MyDocs.[img]/w3timages/icons/king.gif[/img]

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    Re: Default location for saving attachments

    [img]/w3timages/icons/kiss.gif[/img] MaryJ
    I echo CWalske in saying "Thank you". On the very first day I started to use the lounge, I was asked this question by a user - and I didn't know it could be done. I found your reply about the utility and it's now going round the company (including 'official' desktop support)! I've also changed my own Outlook.

    So thanks to you for your knowledge and thanks to CWalske for asking the question in the first place.
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    Re: Default location for saving attachments

    Clever idea. Thanks

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