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How to open attachment temporary folder in Outlook?

When you open an attachment in your email, a copy of this attachment will be saved in the temp folder automatically. If the attachment you have opened before has accidentally deleted from the email, you can also get the attachment back in the temp folder. In this tutorial, you will learn how to open the temp folder with details in Outlook.

Open the temp folder in Outlook

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You can do as follows to open the temp folder in Outlook as follows.

1. Press the Windows + R keys at the same time to open the Run dialog box, and type regedit into the Open text box. See screenshot:

2. Click the OK button in the User Account Control dialog box.

3. In the Registry Editor dialog box, please expand the folders as follows.

1). If you are using Outlook 2013, please double click to expand the KEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 15.0 > Outlook;

2). For Outlook 2010, double click to expand the KEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 14.0 > Outlook;

3). For Outlook 2007, double click to expand the KEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 12.0 > Outlook.

4. Scroll down to select the Security folder in the left pane, and then double click to open the OutlookSecureTempfolder in the right pane. See screenshot:

5. When the Edit String dialog box popping up, copy the path in the Value data box, and then click the OK button.

6. Close the Registry Editor dialog box.

7. Double click the Computer icon in your desktop to open the explorer, and then paste the path you have copied above to the path box. See screenshot:

8. After pasting the path, press the Enter key. Then you will see the attachments you have opened in emails are staying inside the folder.


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    Happy Reader · 2 years ago
    Thank you! Saved my day and I learned a valuable lesson about saving files :)
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    sumit · 2 years ago
    Thanks, it works :)
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    LietKynes · 4 years ago
    Thanks!

    This saved me a day's work when I edited a file from an attachment and kept saving to the temp directory, but then the file didn't show up when I searched the whole C: for it.