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.

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About Paul Unger

Paul J. Unger is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, a nationwide company providing continuing legal education, legal technology consulting, and training. He is also currently serving as Chairman of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to forming Affinity, Paul was vice president of a Columbus-based technology consulting firm. Mr. Unger spent five years at Clark, Perdue, Roberts & Scott Co., L.P.A., limiting his practice to civil litigation. He specializes in technology consulting and audits, writing legal-specific technology books & manuals, trial presentation & litigation support, document management software, paperless office strategies, and legal-specific software speaking & training for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for 300+ cases. Mr. Unger is a member of The American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Ohio Association for Justice and the Central Ohio Association for Justice. He is very active in the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, and served as Chairman of ABA TECHSHOW 2011 – 25th Year Anniversary. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Capital University Law School’s Paralegal Program. Paul is a national speaker and frequent lecturer for CLE programs. He is the co-author of Adobe Acrobat for Law Firms, PowerPoint for Legal Professionals, and co-author of Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals, all manuals designed to maximize the use of legal-specific features. Mr. Unger is a 1994 graduate of Capital University Law School.

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