How To Change The Default Save As Folder In Outlook 2007

The Outlook program is a personal manager program released by Microsoft and saves emails and attachments by default to the My Documents folder in Windows. You can select a different location all the time manually just before saving the data, but it is a time consuming process and it is better to set the default folder as desktop for saving Outlook data. Below we discuss the Outlook setting instructions to for changing the default Save As folder in Outlook 2007.

  • Click on the Start button at the left most corner of the taskbar to open the Start menu and enter regedit in the search box found at the bottom of the Start menu.
  • To open the Registry Editor window, press the Enter key in the keyboard.
  • From the left pane in the window, find and double click on the option labeled HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
  • When that opens, double click on the Software folder to open it, browse for the Microsoft folder, and double click on it.
  • Now select the Options menu in the Outlook folder. It is located in the folder named 12.0 in the Office folder that is found in the Microsoft folder now opened.
  • Now from the top of the window, click on the Edit option and then hover the mouse pointer over the New tab and select the String Value option.
  • In the new String Value text box that appears, type in DefaultPath and hit the Enter key to save all the changes.
  • Now open the folder in the desktop that you would like to set the default setting. Click on the down arrow at the top of the window to find the folder path and copy the folder path by selecting the path and then by pressing the keyboard shortcut- CTRL key and C key simultaneously. 
  • Now double click on the DefaultPath in the Registry Editor window and then paste the path of the Save As folder to it by pressing the keyboard shortcut keys CTRL and V simultaneously.
  • Now click on the OK button to save the settings and then close the Registry Editor window.
If you find any difficulties in setting the Save As folder in Windows PC, feel free to contact the Outlook setting support team for further assistance.
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