RE: How do you change the default insert file path in outlook?

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Dan

I know that I am lete to this one but I had the same question for Outlook

2007. The solution is simple for me. I am using my Word 2007 as my editor

so I openerd Word and clicked on the Office button at the top left of the

screen, went to Word Options - Save and changed the "Default File Location".

The reults were reflected in Outlook when I click on the atch file icon.

"Rudy" wrote:


> How do you change the default insert file path in outlook 2003? Instead of
> going to "My Documents" all the time I want to go to a netwotk share when I
> need to attach a file to an email. How can this be changed?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook tends to remember the last used location, so if you select a new

folder from within outlook, it will use it until you change it. For this

reason, I prefer to put the folders on the places bar (xp) or favorites list

(vista/win7) - my most used folders are always 1 click away.



"Dan" <Dan> wrote in message

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> I know that I am lete to this one but I had the same question for Outlook
> 2007. The solution is simple for me. I am using my Word 2007 as my
> editor
> so I openerd Word and clicked on the Office button at the top left of the
> screen, went to Word Options - Save and changed the "Default File
> Location".
> The reults were reflected in Outlook when I click on the atch file icon.

> "Rudy" wrote:
>
> > How do you change the default insert file path in outlook 2003? Instead
> > of
> > going to "My Documents" all the time I want to go to a netwotk share when
> > I
> > need to attach a file to an email. How can this be changed?
 

michgal2k

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I am using outlook 2007 with win7 - when i use the attach file button - i would like to change the "Look in" folder to the libaries rather than my documents. Is that possible?
 

Diane Poremsky

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You could, but it changes the default folder for everything, not just Outlook. Outlook should remember the last used folder.

We recommend adding the folder(s) you prefer to the Favorites list so they are easy to access.
 

michgal2k

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You could, but it changes the default folder for everything, not just Outlook. Outlook should remember the last used folder.

We recommend adding the folder(s) you prefer to the Favorites list so they are easy to access.

It does not appear to be remembering the last folder (library). By favorites-do you mean IE favorities bar? That is the only one I am familiar with.
 

Diane Poremsky

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No, Explorer Favorites.

When you click the insert button the Explorer window should have a favorites section in the top left.

favorites-menu.png
 

Cathy Rhone

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You are using windows 7? That looks like the dialog from older Windows.
 

michgal2k

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right click in the pane - can you add more folders to it? (The old places bar supports 10 folders.) If not, see Places bar in Windows 7 for instructions.

see above post - compatibility mode was checked - all is right with my world now. The insert box looks the same as yours and the way it did before:)

thank so very much.

Happy Holidays to all
 

Diane Poremsky

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Wow. I knew compatibility mode caused issues, but didn't realize it used the old dialogs. Thanks for the update.
 
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