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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 setting default save location


24 Nov 2010   #1

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Outlook 2010 setting default save location

Hi,

If I choose to save an attachment that has been mailed to me, the default location is always:

Libraries\Documents

I would like to nominate a different location. I have searched the Options, but cannot find anywhere to change this location.

Can anyone help with this?

Thjanks,
Golden

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24 Nov 2010   #2

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Like this:
  • Open Registry Editor (regedit), browse to HKEY_CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options
  • Right click an empty spot on the right pane
  • Choose New > String Value
  • Rename the String Value you created to DefaultPath
  • Double click DefaultPath
  • Fill in new value data typing the full path of the new default Save As location
Outlook 2010 setting default save location-outlook_save_path.png

Restart Outlook, should work now.

Kari


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24 Nov 2010   #3

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Ahhh....very nice. Thanks Kari +1

(PS. How do I mark this thread as "Solved"?)
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24 Nov 2010   #4

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You are welcome.

To mark your thread solved, use the Report button on your original post (next to rep button, on top right corner of your post).

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Kari


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12 Jun 2012   #5

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Outlook 2010 setting default save location - additional question

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Like this:
  • Open Registry Editor (regedit), browse to HKEY_CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options
  • Right click an empty spot on the right pane
  • Choose New > String Value
  • Rename the String Value you created to DefaultPath
  • Double click DefaultPath
  • Fill in new value data typing the full path of the new default Save As location
Restart Outlook, should work now.
Kari
Kari (or anyone), the above worked perfectly for changing the default directory when saving attachments, but had no effect on the default location when I create an email and want to attach a file. Outlook goes to the standard:

Libraries\Documents

How can I change the default starting location when I want to attach a file to an Outlook message?

Thanks,

Joe
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