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Problem with finding files and folders

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by josswallace, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. josswallace

    josswallace Thread Starter

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    Not sure where to post this but when I open a PDF attachment to an email in Outlook, (Office 2003 on Win XP PRO), and click to save it, unless I change the directory, it offers to save it in ..........Documents and Settings/User1/Local Settings/Tempory Internet Files/OLK9. I press save and exit and then go to explorer and the folder ...............................Temporary Internet Files/OLK9 does not seem to exist.

    I have tried saving the file with a name x1y1z1 and searching for it but the system can't find it. I can save it by changing the library to my work in progress file but Ihave no idea what is happening with the above.

    Any thoughts wouls be appreciated.

    Ian Wallace
     
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Make sure to check "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected system files" in Folder Options.

    My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View tab
     
  3. Niclac

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    One option is to do what phantom010 recomends or try "Saving As" then you will be prompted to where you would like to save the file to
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Always save attachments to directories you create. Do not save them to the application's temporary folders.
     
  5. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    By design, Outlook will save documents to temporary folders unless you "Save as" to a specific directory.

    Work on the documents within that specific directory, not in Outlook.
     
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