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location of downloaded attachments in OUTLOOK EXPRESS

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by jimkoppel, Jan 4, 2002.

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  1. jimkoppel

    jimkoppel Thread Starter

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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???
     
  2. ezymony

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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
     
  3. jbcalg

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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
     
  4. 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 ???
     
  5. khaje

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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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  8. jbcalg

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    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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