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Where does Outlook Store Open-Attachment temporarily?

Challenge

You have an email with an Excel attachment and you start working on that file and save it and then close Excel and the email. Then you realise where is the file located.

Solution

You may need to check in the registry to see where the temporary file is stored.

To know the path specific to your environment, see in the registry by going to Start and under search type in regedit and hit enter.

Browse the registry as followed:

For Outlook 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security

or

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security\OutlookSecureTempFolder

For Outlook 2007

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security

or

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security

Credits

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Valdy founded Dewacorp.com, a helpdesk and IT Services provider that has taken care of over 39,000 customer service requests in the past 15 years - that's nearly 2,600 per year. He also created the growing Dewalist.com - a classified website that has close to 55,000 page views and 6,000 user visits per month with 52,000 yearly published ads and 39,000 active registered users. He blogs for the ever-growing Dewapost.com, a tech blog that gets around 20,000 impressions per month with 700 clicks and 10 average pages first impressions on Google Search. You can reach him on the Contact Us page, social media links below or Dewachat.com.

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