Saving file to word from email

Microsoft Word 2007
October 13, 2009 at 06:40:27
Specs: Windows XP

I just received an rtf file via email yesterday. I opened the file from my email in word. I edited the document and hit the save button in the corner. Then when I tried to find the document this morning, it wasn't anywhere on my computer. My question is: Is the file saved anywhere, and if not, why, when I closed the document, isn't there some of warning that all my work will be lost?

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October 13, 2009 at 07:15:54

Documents opened from E-mail are usually saved in a TemporaryInternetFiles folder in C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
If C: is the drive with XP on it.

Go to C:\Documents and Settings\
then Right click on your user name and then try a search for *.rtf or the full name if you know it.
Make sure that the More advanced options have the hidden and system files and folders checked and Search subfolders is checked.

Where it is stored exactly will likely depend on the e-mail program you are using.

When opening an attachment use Save As when done, to save it to a more suitable location.



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October 13, 2009 at 07:18:51
The file should be saved in whatever folder your email app is set up to save to.

One possible way to find this folder is to open the original rtf file from the email and then choose Save As.

This should open a typical Save As window with the folder name in the Save In: field.

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October 13, 2009 at 07:33:52
One other handy way, if you're on Outlook 2003, is to open a different email with a word attachment, and go to Save As... on it. Wherever it tries to save to, you'll probably find your file and you can copy and paste it elsewhere from the Save As... dialog box.

Outlook 2007 is, annoyingly, smart enough to default to My Documents when you hit Save As..

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October 13, 2009 at 07:40:20
thank you

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