Dec 22, 2011

Microsoft Outlook Cache

How many times have you opened that file attachment directly from Microsoft Outlook, worked on it for hours only to find later that you don't even know where it got saved? It happens to busy people who work on office documents like PowerPoint, Word and Excel very frequently.

When you double-click and directly open an attachement from Outlook, it temporarily saves it a directory under Temproary Internet Files. To view all such files, go to the following location:
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook
You may copy paste the above link, open RUN dialog (Windows + R), paste it and press Enter.You will be dumbfounded to see all those attached files you every opened directly through outlook.

This is a recovery option and the actual way should be saving it in a local folder and then start working on it. This works well for Windows XP users. I have not checked it for Vista/Windows 7.

1 comment:

  1. Windows dont guarantee the availability of the files in the temporary internet files, I guess

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