Saving File Attachments



Open the message that contains the file attachment you want to save.


Right-click the file attachment and click Save As in the menu that appears.


In the Save Attachment dialog box, select the drive and folder in which you want to save the file.


If desired, type a new filename.


If you are sent an attachment, you may want to save it. You can specify the drive and folder in which the file will be saved, as well as change the filename if needed. You can still open the file, only now it is named and saved on your hard drive rather than in a temporary folder.


Changing Drives and Folders

Use the Save In drop-down list, the Places bar, or the Up One Level button to change to another drive or folder. You can also double-click any listed folder to open and save the attachment to that folder.



Click the Save button. The file is saved.


Click the message window's Close (x) button to close the message.


Open the drive and folder that contains the saved file attachment to confirm you saved it.


Checking for Viruses

Just because you save a file to your computer, it does not mean that it can't contain a virus. You should still use a virus-scanning program such as Norton's Anti-Virus to check the file attachment for any viruses.


Associating Programs

For you to be able to view or edit a saved file, your computer must have installed on it a program capable of handling that file. For example, if the file is a Microsoft Word document, you'll need to have Word (or another word-processing program capable of opening Word files) installed on your own computer to view or edit the file. If no program on your computer is associated with the file you've saved, Outlook will prompt you to select the program you want to use to open the file.