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Solved: outlook express attaches entire folder

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by JustJudy, Jul 25, 2006.

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  1. JustJudy

    JustJudy Thread Starter

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    I can't figure this one out....Whenever I try to attach a document from a shortcut folder on my desktop, when I try to open the folder to look for the document I want to attach, it attaches the entire folder instead (the folder doesn't open!). I already tried following the exact filepath (rather than the shortcut path...desktop) to open the folder to get the correct document, but the folder doesn't ever open, it just attaches to the email. I can attach items from other folders (that are not shortcuts) and when not using Outlook Express I can open the shortcut folder on the desktop without any problem. I am baffled. Any ideas? My OS is XP sp2 with all the Windows updates.
    Thank you in advance!!
    Judy
     
  2. sekirt

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    You cannot attach a folder to OE.

    When you click on a shortcut, that is a file - therefore that file attaches (it may appear that is a folder to you but it isn't).

    If you have extensions showing you would see that is a .LNK file.

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  3. JustJudy

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    Thanks for your response. You are right, it is .lnk Bye, bye shortcuts :)
     
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