Option of using last location to save attachments from Microsoft Outlook 2016
When we right-click on an in-line image and select 'Save as Picture', we want the last used location to be shown for saving the image. Currently it reverts every time to the 'Pictures' folder. This is inconvenient. One can easily find the Pictures folder from the Navigation Pane on the left if they want to view pictures anyways.
Thomas Schmid commented
When you save several pictures out of an email (which are in the text), you always need to choose the whole directory path from the picture folder of the specific user. This is very anoying. So please remember the last folder path I was using to store an image, at least for the email i am working in. This saves time.
Adding my voice to this feature request. Outlook should remember the last place I saved and point here by default. I NEVER, EVER, EVVVER want to save to "My Pictures" folder... i'm a busy UX professional, not a grandmother trying to figure out how to save her pictures to her hard drive and find them again.
When adding attachments to emails, it would be helpful if when you hit the attachment button, instead of coming up with a list of documents that have already been attached, it brought up the last document folder you got an attachment from. Currently, you have to hit "Browse this PC" every time you need to attach a document. In Gmail, and other email systems, when you hit attach, it automatically takes you to the last folder you got documents from. This would save a lot of time.
Vincent PARISOT commented
If we could find the folder where was register the last attachment it will be cool
and history them all folders
could you please also allow us to upload an image for example
When people send me pictures, usually from an iPhone, and it has an inline attachment, there is no way for me to save the image easily. If I go to File > Save Attachments, zero show up, since technically, it isn't an attachment.
Please allow inline attachments for inclusion when saving attachments and/or have it show up on the attachment list.
Please, please let it remember the last location. Since many programs can do that, cannot Outlook? Having to browse again to a different custom location, such as a subfolder, or folder on Dropbox, is really timetaking when it has to be repetitive. I get an email weekly, from a weekend hiker, that has beautiful pictures and I want to save the pix out to the specific folder, after which I could delete the email.
Echoing the comments/suggestions/pleas from Andrew/Will/Matt.
Allow the user to define a default location for the saving of attachments in the Options interface. And make sure it works properly when saving multiple attachments.
It's a clear bug.
Mark Maki-Neste commented
Great idea just as described by Richard, and so obviously the best solution I am in disbelief Outlook doesn't do this by default (like all other email clients).
Andrew Watts commented
When saving an email attachment Outlook assumes you want to save it the 'My Documents' folder on the computer's hard drive. Given that many users don't wish to save here - some may prefer to save to a server or perhaps a cloud storage system, such as One Drive - it would be helpful if the user could set the default folder path just as can be done in Word.
As it is, the only way to set a folder path of the user's choice is to edit the registry. This is not something many, including myself, wish to attempt.
Other office programs (Word, Excel, etc) have option to specify default save location for files. Outlook does not have this ability.
I request the ability to change the default save location for attachments. For various reasons, the default User/Documents area is not where I would save files.
There is currently a fix which involves adding a string key to the registry, however this is not ideal.
At work we use a corporate network with ActivSync technology. For some reason, the default pathway for attachment saving involves a query into the network folder. Please eliminate this macro, and instead have the default save pathway always be the hard disk's desktop folder, or some other folder on the local machine. I'm tired of the blue spinning wheel of death any time we run into network connectivity issues. It freezes the entire application and is a big annoyance on workflow. The time to wait is usually up to 60 seconds, which is too long for a quick attachment save. Let me decide if I want to house the file on the network; don't have Outlook 2016 look on the network first.
Jaap van Houten commented
Make it possible to choose destination folder when saving attatchments to OneDrive