Steve Posted December 23, 2008 Report Share Posted December 23, 2008 Question from Reader - Via Outlook Form I read your article "Find the Microsoft Outlook temporary OLK folder" I have found that folder and deleted the over 2000 files that were stored there. However I discovered that on my computer Outlook saves every attachment that I open and never deletes any of them. Have you ever heard of this problem? I am aware that if Outlook crashes or one closes the message before closing the attachment it will be saved. However in my case no matter what I do, every attachment that I open is automatically saved and is never deleted. Thanks, Randy Hi Randy, Yes this is typical for Outlook. I assume however that your only talking about your attachments getting saved to the OLK (outlook temp folder) for attachments your opening from Outlook correct? If you think about it, when Outlook delivers the email, it's just a blog of data in your email. If you double click and open the attachment, the computer needs to first save it somewhere so you can open it and TADAA! You now have another attachment sitting in your OLK folder. Personally, what I did was write a batch script to just delete everything in the OLK folder each time I turn off my computer. You can configure that in a Windows Logoff script or computer shutdown script. OR, just write a batch file and Windows Scheduled Tasks to delete the folder every 30 or 60 minutes. That should do the trick as well. Hope that helps! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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