Outlook 2010: Change Default Save Attachments Folder

When saving attachments in Outlook, items are saved to the Document folder. For better file organization, you may want to change this default save location. This guide provides step-by-step guide to change default save attachments folder in Outlook 2010.

1. Press Winkey+R to bring up the Run window. Type in regedit and hit Enter to acess Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options.

3. Right click on the right pane, choose New->String Value. Name the value: DefaultPath.

4. Double click on the DefaultPath value, provide the full path to your folder in Value data and hit OK.

5. Close Registry Editor. It should take effect immediately. If it doesn’t, simply reboot your system to may it work.

 

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  • chris

    thanks for your recipe!

    can you tell me how to change the folder choices on the left-hand side in the ‘save attachment’ window?
    somehow ms office does not inherit the windows xp setting on that…

    tried to google it, but didn’t find anything…

  • Lash

    This does not work.

  • Freddie

    Doesn’t work on my PC as well

  • rom

    open save attach window, right-click on folder you need, check ‘select’ (1st option in menu). this forlder opens, then you must save attachment to it.
    this does work for me

    • Rob_WPB

      > The below worked for me…
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      open save attach window, right-click on folder you need, check ‘select’ (1st option in menu). this forlder opens, then you must save attachment to it.
      this does work for me

  • CmptrWzrd

    Worked for me. I had a number of machines that needed the default path in Outlook changed. I created the key and then exported the key to a USB.
    Backup the REGISTRY, copy the new key to the Desktop and a simple doubleclick on the key changes the path.
    Win7 64BIT Outlook 2010

  • Jess

    I followed the directions and tried it and it did not work until I restarted Outlook. Once I restarted Outlook, it worked perfectly. Thank you for the information!

  • Edward

    very helpful. thx!!!

  • Drew

    Here’s an easier way, rename the “Document” library to whatever you desire the default to be. In my case I changed it to “Desktop”. Add your desired location inside that library and set it as default. Again, in my case I added my “desktop” folder as a location and set it to default in my new “Desktop” library that was previously named “Documents” library. If you would like a “Document” library then add new library and name it “Documents” and then select the location within that library where you would like your documents to go. Hope this helps.

  • ign

    Can I simply modify (default) without having to create a new value “defaultpath”?