location of downloaded attachments in OUTLOOK EXPRESS

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jimkoppel

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using outlook express 5
when attachments are downloaded, into which directory are they placed?

when i click on an attachment, it appears on the screen.

can i find them in any particular directory using windows explorer???
 
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i dont quite understand what you mean when you get mail with an attachment you need to save it to a folder and scan for any virus before you open it .you choose which folder to save it in when you click on the mail
 
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when you click and they open - they are not saved (well, they are temporarily in windows temp, but that gets full and then they disappear)

do you use the preview pane?
menu bar
view
layout
preview

then in the preview pane you'll see a paperclip

if you just see the emails down the right side, with the paperclips to indicate the attachment

preview:
click on the paper clip
list of attachments drops down
click to open or 'save attachments' to save, a windows explorer type window will open so you can decide where to put them

no preview:
double click the paper clip to open - and not save when they close
right click to get a save as/save to menu
move to/copy to a folder

tell it where to go LOL
 

jimkoppel

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in endora pro, e mail attachments are downloaded automatically to a directory

in outlook express, when an e mail messasge arrives, if i click on the attachment, i can read it easily.

one year later, when i click on the message, the attachment icon appears, and i can still click on the attachment and view it.

where is it stored? it has been downloaded from my internet provider and is obviously in my computer... i haven't taken any special steps to save it, or specify the location... it just appears to be attached to the e mail message itself ???
 
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Easiest way to find that is to send yourself and email with an attachment. Open and save it. Then run find on your computer and search for the file.

Khaje
 

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jimkoppel

open OE then go to tools > options. Maintenance..If you click on the store folder button it will show you where they are but...I tried opening them and get nothing but gibberish

buck
 
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Originally posted by jimkoppel
where is it stored? it has been downloaded from my internet provider and is obviously in my computer... i haven't taken any special steps to save it, or specify the location... it just appears to be attached to the e mail message itself ???
OK, a little bit different than the first question

email is stored in a windows folder, including any attachments, usually in C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{bunch of letters & numbers}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
- .dbx extension
- stored in a file representing the OE folder (ie inbox, sent etc) but not as individual emails

sorry, i assumed 'downloaded attachment' meant downloaded from an email message to be saved on the hdd and used as a file
- not left in the original message and opened that way

so there's download email with an attachment from your ISP and leave it in the email message
and
download (transfer i suppose) the attachment from your email to another hdd location

just different approaches - i donwload email messages and then 'transfer' any attachment(s) to specific folders after scanning them with AV software and use them that way

and buck's link will provide more info and how-to details
 
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