HP Pavillion 9500 laptop
MS Outlook 2003 (along with Office 2003)
Parker Climbs on his SOAPBOX
God do I hate Microsoft.
Smite Bill Gates and his whole concept… it’s like back in the early 1900s when we in the USA used child labor …
So a kid graduates college as a ‘developer’ and MSFT snatches him up (which sounds horrible if you know that on Wall Street, they call Microsoft “Mister Softee) … anyway so… inexperienced software developer gets to write bloatware (aka code) for MS… and SURPRISE SURPRISE there are bugs.
There are LOTS of bugs. They even purposefully put “easter eggs” into the software.
There will always be lots of bugs because they don’t want to pay more money for more experienced programmers.
Anyway … so one has to resort to finding out how to FIX their own bugs… which is where a good google search comes in.
Parker steps off of his SOAPBOX
So, here’s the solution:
FOUND THE ANSWER … and i added a few steps for those LESS knowledgeable
The following posted from http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/securetemp.htm
Error opening attachments / Cleaning out the Temporary Outlook Files folder
When opening an attachment directly from within Outlook you could get an
error message saying that it can’t create the file and to that you need check
the permissions on the folder you want to save it in. In most cases the
permissions on the folder isn’t the issue but the fact that the folder is
“full”. When you open an attachment directly from within Outlook it will
first save a copy to a subfolder of the Temporary Internet Files folder.
Cleaning out the folder will solve the issue.
Unfortunately this is easier said than done. The subfolder name Outlook
creates (on installation of Outlook) in the Temporary Internet Files folder
is quite random. It always starts with OLK but is followed by 2 random
numbers or letters. Also by default you cannot simply browse to the folder to
clean it out. Getting to the Temporary Outlook Folder can still be
accomplished in 2 easy steps though.
Step 1: Locate the folder
The folder location is stored in the registry in the following key;
Outlook 97 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 98 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.5\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2000 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Security
Step 2: Get to the folder
1. Open the OutlookSecureTempFolder registry key from the location
provided in Step 1.
2. Copy the path from the key.
3. Open Explorer
4. Paste the address in the Address Bar and press Enter
//// NOW MORE INSTRUCTIONS FROM ME \\\\
If you don’t know how to get into your registry … then BE CAREFUL. It’ is the BRAIN of your machine… so if you screw up … you’re going to lose more than you wanted.
a) To start the registry editor … Press the WINDOWS key (on the bottom
left of the keyboard) and the R key at the same time.
b) type “regedit” without the quotation marks.
c) find the registry key
d) when you SEE the registry key, DOUBLE click on the key
e) highlight the whole path … it’ll be like C:\…….
f) CTL A to select ALL
g) CTL C to copy
h) close the key
i) close the REGEDIT application
j) press Windows Key + E at the same time
k) in the address bar, press CTL V to paste
L) highlight everything in the directory
IT worked for me.
And a comment from the peanut gallery after my post:
It would be easier to just use the OutlookTools utility listed at the bottom
of the page you cite. That way there’s no messing with the registry.
To which I replied:
Brian: Good point. To be honest:
a) I thought that the Outlook Tools link was some sort of promotion – pay
$dd.cc amount and use the free tool
b) I’d rather do my own hunting than run someone else’s script against my PC
(especially the registry).
If it works, and saves the hassle of digging thru the registry hive … sweet.
Thanks for pointing it out.
Do whatever you like.
Me, the old fashioned way – as long as you follow the right steps – works and you don’t have to run some random dude’s code on your PC’s brain.
My one and a half cents – in case you haven’t heard, the dollar is mimicing a Banana Republic’s decline in value.
Peace, or piece. Whatever floats your boat, and you have on hand.