Where Does Outlook Save Attachments? [OUTLOOK SECURE TEMP FOLDER]

Last Updated on October 15, 2022 by Amit Bansal

Whenever you received a new email message in your inbox, and that email has an attachment, you can use VBA and Rule feature to save all your attachments received in your inbox in your specified folder using the Outlook application.

No matter which email domain is added in Outlook, the above function can be used for Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and any other email service provider.

There is one feature available in Outlook web and application, which allows you to check out all the attachments received with the email messages in your inbox, which is only available for an email address with the extension Outlook.com.

Where are Attachments Saved in Outlook 365?

Assuming you are using Outlook 365 for Windows, all your email message attachments are saved in a folder called ‘Attachments‘ in your Local Appdata Folder.

To find this folder, open File Explorer and paste the following into the address bar: %localappdata%\Microsoft\Outlook\ You will see a folder called ‘Attachments’. This is where Outlook 365 saves attachments.

Let’s understand step by step guide to opening the temp folder with details in Outlook:

Step 1: – Click Window + R to Open Run Folder

Step 2: – Type Regedit in the Run dialog box to open the text box.

Step 3: – Click the Yes button in the User Account Control dialog box to proceed.

Step 4: – Open the Registry Editor dialog box.

  • Use the below path to copy and paste in the address bar If you are using Outlook 2013 KEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/15.0/Outlook/Security.
  • Use the below path to copy and paste in the address bar If you are using Outlook 2010 KEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/14.0/Outlook/Security.
  • Use the below path to copy and paste in the address bar If you are using Outlook 2007 KEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/12.0/Outlook/Security.
  • Use the below path to copy and paste in the address bar If you are using Outlook 2019 and above KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Security.

Step 5: – Scroll down slowly and you will find the security folder from the left navigation pane, select security,

Step 6: – Double click to open the OutlookSecureTempfolder in the right navigation pane.

Step 7: – Edit String dialog box appears, there is a path available in the value data box, copy the path, and then click the OK button.

Step 8: – Open your computer folder explorer, paste the address you have copied above, and hit enter.

Step 9: – You will get all the attachments saved in that folder; you have opened in Outlook.

That way you can find your desired attachment from the Outlook application.

Attachment File in Outlook Web

Similarly, if you are an outlook customer and have an outlook.com email account, you can easily explore Outlook web and find the attachment saved.

Step 1: – Open Outlook Web (Outlook.com)

Step 2: – From the left navigation pane, click the attachment file icon.

That will take you to all attachment folders, you can see all your attachment file received from emails in your inbox.

On the Left navigation pane, you will find a few selections like inbox, junk mail, draft, and send items, when you select any of them the attachment related to that folder will appear on the screen.

Every attachment reveals the sender’s address, Subject, Received date, and folder. The users easily sort the list alphabetically from any selection.

Apart from that when you select the attachment, a few options appear such as preview, download, share by email, and print.

The comprehensive list would be arranged according to the list or tile’s view.


In conclusion, Microsoft has added a new feature to Outlook 365 which allows users to store attachments in the One Drive cloud. Now it is easier for a user to access his attachments from anywhere.

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Amit Bansal

Hello, my name is Amit Kumar Bansal, and I am the founder of MailSmartly.com. Through this blog, I focus on Microsoft Outlook, offering insightful and informative content. Additionally, I produce educational videos on YouTube to further enhance the understanding of my audience. visit my YouTube Channel

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