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    path name

    When I send an attachment it always have the path name of my computer attached to the file name, and I want to just have the file name. How do I do this? Thanks.
    Jen

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    Re: path name

    Unfortunately, information you give is not enough.

    Which email client do you use to send an attachment (Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Outlook, Lotus Notes, other)? If you use a webpage to send it, which browser do you use (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, other)?
    Which operating system do you use (Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, other)? Do you have the latest service pack installed (this question is for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Server2003 only)? Do you have all security patches installed?
    If you use Windows XP, is it Home or Professional version?

    For instance, earlier versions of Outlook Express indeed collected absolute paths of attachments as MRUs in
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERIdentities{your user account ID}SoftwareMicrosoftOutlook Express5.0Save Attachment Path

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    Re: path name

    I do know that when you go under properties for the file, what is extra that attaches with the file name is the location of the file. I have Windows XP home and I send it through blackboard (my college website). I hope this helps. Thanks.
    Jen

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    Re: path name

    We still need you to answer the questions about your browser and email programs.

    From the sketchy information provided, it sounds like you are on a college network and you are part of the network and perhaps sharing your files over the network.
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    Re: path name

    First, just to make sure you are seeing it from the receiving end, send the message to yourself and check the version you receive, rather than the one you sent.

    If the Blackboard system is storing this information, I don't know why it is doing it, but I doubt you can change it. If you prefer to have the paths be more "anonymous" then create a folder such as c:upload and copy your files to be attached into that folder before attaching them.

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