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Unread 07-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
Michele
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Change default "File / Save As" folder globally in Windows XP?

I see that you may be able to change the default "File / Save As" folder in
unique manners in each application, but is there a way to do it globally?

Ex: In Outlook, I get an attachment and I want to save it. If I am not
careful, the file gets saved to some random temp directory (folder). Then
later, it's a pain to locate that file. I would prefer to make the temp
directory = "Project1" or whatever I choose - for easy retrieval. Not just
for Outlook, but for MS Office applications too.

Appreciate any help out there.
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Unread 07-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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Re: Change default "File / Save As" folder globally in Windows XP?

Michele,

In MS Office applications you can do this:

TOOLS menu | OPTIONS | FILE LOCATION tabs & change there

Not all applications within office can be changed

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"Michele" <Michele@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I see that you may be able to change the default "File / Save As" folder in
> unique manners in each application, but is there a way to do it globally?
>
> Ex: In Outlook, I get an attachment and I want to save it. If I am not
> careful, the file gets saved to some random temp directory (folder). Then
> later, it's a pain to locate that file. I would prefer to make the temp
> directory = "Project1" or whatever I choose - for easy retrieval. Not just
> for Outlook, but for MS Office applications too.
>
> Appreciate any help out there.
> --
> Thanks!



 
Unread 07-09-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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Re: Change default "File / Save As" folder globally in Windows XP?

Anybody out there know how to do this with OUTLOOK? Thanks Newbie for the
other advice which will help with Word and Excel.
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Thanks!


"Newbie Coder" wrote:

> Michele,
>
> In MS Office applications you can do this:
>
> TOOLS menu | OPTIONS | FILE LOCATION tabs & change there
>
> Not all applications within office can be changed
>
> --
> Newbie Coder
> (It's just a name)
>
>
>
>
> "Michele" <Michele@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:294F479C-00F7-47AA-A6CE-6B25766857DC@microsoft.com...
> > I see that you may be able to change the default "File / Save As" folder in
> > unique manners in each application, but is there a way to do it globally?
> >
> > Ex: In Outlook, I get an attachment and I want to save it. If I am not
> > careful, the file gets saved to some random temp directory (folder). Then
> > later, it's a pain to locate that file. I would prefer to make the temp
> > directory = "Project1" or whatever I choose - for easy retrieval. Not just
> > for Outlook, but for MS Office applications too.
> >
> > Appreciate any help out there.
> > --
> > Thanks!

>
>
>

 
Unread 10-09-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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Re: Change default "File / Save As" folder globally in Windows XP?

If it is a "random temp directory", it is BECAUSE you are OPENING the
attachment first. Don't open it. Just R-click and pick "Save As" the
starting point should be My Documents

Michele wrote:

> Anybody out there know how to do this with OUTLOOK? Thanks Newbie for the
> other advice which will help with Word and Excel.


 
 

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