I've checked through Outlook's Options, (Tools > Options), and couldn't see any option to change default paths for Save As.
But I wonder why you open attachments immediately from the email anyway.
Email attachments, (word.docs, xls etc), could harbour viruses, especially if they include macros. It is generally advisable not to open attachments directly from an email, but to save them to your hard disk first, (the Desktop is a good, temporary storage area), and then right click the attachment and select ''Scan with xxx'', where xxx is your anti-virus scanner.
I would do this even when the attachments are from a trusted source, eg family and friends.
Here's what Im trying to do. When I receive a .doc or xls attachment in an email in Outlook, and I click open the doc instead of save; then if i try to save the document from word/excel it wants to save the file into the same temp folder that outlook saves attachments to.
What I want to do is make it so that when I try to save the opened document, it will default to "my documents" or something rather than the outlook "temp" folder.
does that make any sense?
Thanks in advance.