Changing the Default Save Location in Outlook

You can change the default location where you save emails so you don’t waste time navigating to the desired location each time you save an email.  Unfortunately, this is not an option in your Outlook settings.  You will need to do this by editing your Registry.

Always be extra careful and pay attention to detail when editing your Registry.

  1. Hit Windows key + R (run) and enter “regedit” and then OK.
  2. Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 15.0 (or your version) > Outlook > Options.

  1. Right Click on Options and select New > String Value and call it DefaultPath.outlook-options-defaultpath
  2. Double click on the value to set the value to the drive letter and path that you desire. Be sure to create that location if it doesn’t exist already.
  3. Restart Outlook.

Now your Outlook emails will be saved where you want them.

Featured image courtesy of Microsoft.

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