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Where Attachment stored

by muntyanu / November 14, 2010 11:47 AM PST

I double clicked on attachment which was a microsoft publisher document and then clicked open. Publisher application was open with file in attachment. After doing some work I pressed Ctrl-S to save file andmy work and closed Publisher. Is that possible to find that file that I stored in Publisher? I did search my drives but did not find file with extension .pub

Thank you very much for your help


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Roman, check the Documents folder
by Donna Buenaventura / November 14, 2010 4:48 PM PST

Windows Mail saves attachments in your Documents folder.
If you can't find it, open and then click "save as" then save it in location of your choice e.g. Desktop.


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by muntyanu / November 14, 2010 10:06 PM PST

Thanks for reply,

I opened attachment when got prompt with "Open" button. Once file is open in application (Publisher for example) and you select File->Save (or Ctrl-S) the application did not store the file in Documents folder. I did this experiment many time to figure out where the file was stored. It will default to Documents folder if you select "Save As". The system definitely remembers that file was stored once somewhere because if you open the same attachment again it ads incremental suffix to the file name:
(attachment was and I saw the file with this name open in Publisher. Ctrl-S. No prompt to save file. No file appeared in Documents folder. Close Publisher. When second time open attachment I saw file name file(1).pub in Publisher.)

I know that proper way to save the file is to choose Save As, store it on drive somewhere and then open that file with application. I'm just trying to not loose my changes when I originally open file from the attachment.

If anyone has an idea how to find(restore) that file on the system I would greatly appreciate any hints


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