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Windows 7: Saving already opened Outlook attachments to a non default location

31 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Saving already opened Outlook attachments to a non default location

Hi everyone,

I have an issue with Outlook attachments that I cannot find a suffice answer for. First of all this is on a terminal server with multiple users, on this user account I have modified the registry for Outlook default path, change the options in the Outlook client and in Excel, none of this has helped. So here is the issue...

My boss wants to be able to use the Save As option to save an ALREADY OPEN attachment to a location on a mapped share that is not default (C:\users\username\documents) and have this location be the default every time he uses the Save As option. So after the settings above were put in place this is what we have. If you right click the attachment it opens the Save dialog box in the correct folder, if you start a fresh file and use Save As the dialog box opens in the correct folder, but if you open the attachment from the email, then try to save the file, it opens the dialog box in the default folder. Everything I have read says that this is because it is stored in a temporary location when opening an attachment. Is this true? Is there a way to modify this? Our terminal server is 2012 and it is Outlook 2010.

Please advise


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04 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Hi there.

Just to clarify what I understand from your post; your boss wants to save an attachment that is already opened into the default folder that is modified in MS outlook. For example if you open a PDF file, you want the save location to be the same as when you right click and save the PDF file am I right?

Well in that case, it's nothing to do with Outlook, but each individual file location. I can modify the save location for PDF files, but it doesn't mean that MS word save location would be the same, or same goes for a jpeg file.

Just for additional info as well, I see that maybe you're abit confused with the terms, "save" and "save as". When you click save, it saves to the location to where it is being opened from. If your MS word document is opened from the Desktop, you click save, the changes to the document is saved on the desktop.
If you open the same document from Desktop, but choose save as, and you save it to My Documents, then you have 2 documents of the same name at different location.
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