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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: Drag'n Drop problem
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I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook 2003 to
desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
advice?
(XP Pro SP2 English)

Thanks...

Sumer Yamaner
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You have to download the attached file before you can drag&drop.
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"Sümer Yamaner" wrote:

> I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook 2003 to
> desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
> advice?
> (XP Pro SP2 English)
>
> Thanks...
>
> Sumer Yamaner
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Kidding?
I mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. That means it is not a news message.
It is a mail message with already downloaded attachement.
I can save it using right click and this shows that I have already
downloaded the attachement.

"Byte" wrote in message

> You have to download the attached file before you can drag&drop.
> --
> XP-WNP
> Today is the first day of the
> rest of your life.
>
>
> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote:
>
>> I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook 2003
>> to
>> desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
>> advice?
>> (XP Pro SP2 English)
>>
>> Thanks...
>>
>> Sumer Yamaner
>>
>>
>>
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Newtechie1
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You can't drag n drop because it's still an attachment, part of the email.
It has to be saved to your computer first before you can drag n drop.

newtechie

"Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message

> Kidding?
> I mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. That means it is not a news
> message. It is a mail message with already downloaded attachement.
> I can save it using right click and this shows that I have already
> downloaded the attachement.
>
> "Byte" wrote in message
>
>> You have to download the attached file before you can drag&drop.
>> --
>> XP-WNP
>> Today is the first day of the
>> rest of your life.
>>
>>
>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote:
>>
>>> I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook
>>> 2003 to
>>> desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
>>> advice?
>>> (XP Pro SP2 English)
>>>
>>> Thanks...
>>>
>>> Sumer Yamaner
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have been using XP Pro since it had been launched for the first time and
on more than 15 computers (separate licenced installations I mean).
I have always used drag and drop for mail attachements. Let me explain it:
You have Outlook 2003 in front of you. To the left there is the list of your
folders. In the middler you can see the messages and on the right you have
the reading pane. On the reading pane, under the title you can see a line
starting with "Attachements" and listing all the attachements of this email.
If you double click on any of them you can open this attachement. If you
drag it with your mouse to any folder or to desktop you can simply copy it
to this destination. This is a standart way for dealing with attachements.
If you use Outlook you can try it by yourself to see what I mean...

"Newtechie" wrote in message

> You can't drag n drop because it's still an attachment, part of the email.
> It has to be saved to your computer first before you can drag n drop.
>
> newtechie
>
> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message
>
>> Kidding?
>> I mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. That means it is not a news
>> message. It is a mail message with already downloaded attachement.
>> I can save it using right click and this shows that I have already
>> downloaded the attachement.
>>
>> "Byte" wrote in message
>>
>>> You have to download the attached file before you can drag&drop.
>>> --
>>> XP-WNP
>>> Today is the first day of the
>>> rest of your life.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote:
>>>
>>>> I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook
>>>> 2003 to
>>>> desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
>>>> advice?
>>>> (XP Pro SP2 English)
>>>>
>>>> Thanks...
>>>>
>>>> Sumer Yamaner
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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"Mike Hall
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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But have you always utilised drag and drop in Outlook 2003.. and what is so
hard about following the convention that Outlook 2003 employs where you save
to a location?..

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Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message

>I have been using XP Pro since it had been launched for the first time and
>on more than 15 computers (separate licenced installations I mean).
> I have always used drag and drop for mail attachements. Let me explain it:
> You have Outlook 2003 in front of you. To the left there is the list of
> your folders. In the middler you can see the messages and on the right you
> have the reading pane. On the reading pane, under the title you can see a
> line starting with "Attachements" and listing all the attachements of this
> email. If you double click on any of them you can open this attachement.
> If you drag it with your mouse to any folder or to desktop you can simply
> copy it to this destination. This is a standart way for dealing with
> attachements.
> If you use Outlook you can try it by yourself to see what I mean...
>
> "Newtechie" wrote in message
>
>> You can't drag n drop because it's still an attachment, part of the
>> email. It has to be saved to your computer first before you can drag n
>> drop.
>>
>> newtechie
>>
>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message
>>
>>> Kidding?
>>> I mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. That means it is not a news
>>> message. It is a mail message with already downloaded attachement.
>>> I can save it using right click and this shows that I have already
>>> downloaded the attachement.
>>>
>>> "Byte" wrote in message
>>>
>>>> You have to download the attached file before you can drag&drop.
>>>> --
>>>> XP-WNP
>>>> Today is the first day of the
>>>> rest of your life.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook
>>>>> 2003 to
>>>>> desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
>>>>> advice?
>>>>> (XP Pro SP2 English)
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks...
>>>>>
>>>>> Sumer Yamaner
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Excuse me. I cannot understand what you mean. Maybe you can say it simpler
so that someone like me with a non-english native language can understand
it. Thanks.

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote in message

> But have you always utilised drag and drop in Outlook 2003.. and what is
> so hard about following the convention that Outlook 2003 employs where you
> save to a location?..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message
>
>>I have been using XP Pro since it had been launched for the first time and
>>on more than 15 computers (separate licenced installations I mean).
>> I have always used drag and drop for mail attachements. Let me explain
>> it:
>> You have Outlook 2003 in front of you. To the left there is the list of
>> your folders. In the middler you can see the messages and on the right
>> you have the reading pane. On the reading pane, under the title you can
>> see a line starting with "Attachements" and listing all the attachements
>> of this email. If you double click on any of them you can open this
>> attachement. If you drag it with your mouse to any folder or to desktop
>> you can simply copy it to this destination. This is a standart way for
>> dealing with attachements.
>> If you use Outlook you can try it by yourself to see what I mean...
>>
>> "Newtechie" wrote in message
>>
>>> You can't drag n drop because it's still an attachment, part of the
>>> email. It has to be saved to your computer first before you can drag n
>>> drop.
>>>
>>> newtechie
>>>
>>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message
>>>
>>>> Kidding?
>>>> I mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. That means it is not a news
>>>> message. It is a mail message with already downloaded attachement.
>>>> I can save it using right click and this shows that I have already
>>>> downloaded the attachement.
>>>>
>>>> "Byte" wrote in message
>>>>
>>>>> You have to download the attached file before you can drag&drop.
>>>>> --
>>>>> XP-WNP
>>>>> Today is the first day of the
>>>>> rest of your life.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook
>>>>>> 2003 to
>>>>>> desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
>>>>>> advice?
>>>>>> (XP Pro SP2 English)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sumer Yamaner
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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xox
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Since: Nov 18, 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I understand completely what Sumer is trying to describe. I got used to
work with Drag&Drop from an Outlook email message to any of the folders
on my computer. In fact, it does work on other computers flawlessly.
Whenever I drag the attachment (doc, image, etc.) to a folder, it does
not copy it to that folder. Instead, it appears on a particular folder:
X:\Document and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\OLKxx (xx stands for a changing characters). You can delete the
folder, but a new folder with a different name will appear instead of
this one.

I had a deep investigation of this and still was not able to solve
this.
Look carefully inside your Registry (run "regedit") and you will find a
special string value named "OutlookSecureTempFolder" under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security key
which contains the path of this folder, and yes, if you attempt to
delete/change that value, it will always be changed back mysteriously.

I really miss that function and I know it is solvable.
I tried repairing/reinstalling Office (not uninstalling and
reinstalling), but to no avail.

I hope I have clarified the issue and glad I'm not the only one.

Can we get any help with it ? I'll appreciate it very much.



Sümer Yamaner wrote:
> Excuse me. I cannot understand what you mean. Maybe you can say it simpler
> so that someone like me with a non-english native language can understand
> it. Thanks.
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
>
> > But have you always utilised drag and drop in Outlook 2003.. and what is
> > so hard about following the convention that Outlook 2003 employs where you
> > save to a location?..
> >
> > --
> > Mike Hall
> > MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >
> >
> > "Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message
> >
> >>I have been using XP Pro since it had been launched for the first time and
> >>on more than 15 computers (separate licenced installations I mean).
> >> I have always used drag and drop for mail attachements. Let me explain
> >> it:
> >> You have Outlook 2003 in front of you. To the left there is the list of
> >> your folders. In the middler you can see the messages and on the right
> >> you have the reading pane. On the reading pane, under the title you can
> >> see a line starting with "Attachements" and listing all the attachements
> >> of this email. If you double click on any of them you can open this
> >> attachement. If you drag it with your mouse to any folder or to desktop
> >> you can simply copy it to this destination. This is a standart way for
> >> dealing with attachements.
> >> If you use Outlook you can try it by yourself to see what I mean...
> >>
> >> "Newtechie" wrote in message
> >>
> >>> You can't drag n drop because it's still an attachment, part of the
> >>> email. It has to be saved to your computer first before you can drag n
> >>> drop.
> >>>
> >>> newtechie
> >>>
> >>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote in message
> >>>
> >>>> Kidding?
> >>>> I mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. That means it is not a news
> >>>> message. It is a mail message with already downloaded attachement.
> >>>> I can save it using right click and this shows that I have already
> >>>> downloaded the attachement.
> >>>>
> >>>> "Byte" wrote in message
> >>>>
> >>>>> You have to download the attached file before you can drag&drop.
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> XP-WNP
> >>>>> Today is the first day of the
> >>>>> rest of your life.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "Sümer Yamaner" wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> I cannot drag and drop attached files of email messages from Outlook
> >>>>>> 2003 to
> >>>>>> desktop. Right click -> Save as is possible but no drag and drop. Any
> >>>>>> advice?
> >>>>>> (XP Pro SP2 English)
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thanks...
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Sumer Yamaner
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
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xox
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Since: Nov 18, 2005
Posts: 3



PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I also would like to add some important information: when I drag the
email message itself to one of the folders, the action succeeds and I
see a .MSG file in that folder.
I get the same result when dragging a contact from an email I have sent
(I've created an email message and attached contacts to it to send to
one of my friends) - I end up with a .MSG file of that contact in the
same folder I dropped it.

I hope this will shed light to lead us to a solution.
Thanks again in advance.
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Since: Nov 07, 2005
Posts: 10



PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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>"xox" wrote in message
> >
>I understand completely what Sumer is trying to describe. I got used to
>work with Drag&Drop from an Outlook email message to any of the folders
>on my computer. In fact, it does work on other computers flawlessly.
>Whenever I drag the attachment (doc, image, etc.) to a folder, it does
>not copy it to that folder. Instead, it appears on a particular folder:
>X:\Document and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
>Files\OLKxx (xx stands for a changing characters). You can delete the
>folder, but a new folder with a different name will appear instead of
>this one.
>
>I had a deep investigation of this and still was not able to solve
>this.
>Look carefully inside your Registry (run "regedit") and you will find a
>special string value named "OutlookSecureTempFolder" under
>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security key
>which contains the path of this folder, and yes, if you attempt to
>delete/change that value, it will always be changed back mysteriously.
>
>I really miss that function and I know it is solvable.
>I tried repairing/reinstalling Office (not uninstalling and
>reinstalling), but to no avail.
>
>I hope I have clarified the issue and glad I'm not the only one.
>
>Can we get any help with it ? I'll appreciate it very much.



When I have the necessary time, I will uninstall Office 2003 completely and
remove all related registry entries then reinstall it.
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xox
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Save your time and effort. I did that and it did not solve the problem
and I had to re-configure my Outlook once again.

I hope anyone out there has a solution for this other than telling us
to get used to it. This is not a helpful solution.


Sümer Yamaner wrote:
> >"xox" wrote in message
> > >
> >I understand completely what Sumer is trying to describe. I got used to
> >work with Drag&Drop from an Outlook email message to any of the folders
> >on my computer. In fact, it does work on other computers flawlessly.
> >Whenever I drag the attachment (doc, image, etc.) to a folder, it does
> >not copy it to that folder. Instead, it appears on a particular folder:
> >X:\Document and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
> >Files\OLKxx (xx stands for a changing characters). You can delete the
> >folder, but a new folder with a different name will appear instead of
> >this one.
> >
> >I had a deep investigation of this and still was not able to solve
> >this.
> >Look carefully inside your Registry (run "regedit") and you will find a
> >special string value named "OutlookSecureTempFolder" under
> >HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security key
> >which contains the path of this folder, and yes, if you attempt to
> >delete/change that value, it will always be changed back mysteriously.
> >
> >I really miss that function and I know it is solvable.
> >I tried repairing/reinstalling Office (not uninstalling and
> >reinstalling), but to no avail.
> >
> >I hope I have clarified the issue and glad I'm not the only one.
> >
> >Can we get any help with it ? I'll appreciate it very much.
>
>
>
> When I have the necessary time, I will uninstall Office 2003 completely and
> remove all related registry entries then reinstall it.
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sgerd



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I had the very same problem. Recently I had one more problem: I could not print mail in HTML format. A solution for this was to (re-) register the follwing dll:

Code:
regsvr32.exe ole32.dll


After I did this, drag'n drop worked as well!
Give it a try.
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JimSturtz



Joined: Mar 11, 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Drag'n Drop problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]

just a post to let all know sgerd's idea may help w/ other versions of outlook.

i recently had to re-install windowsxp and outlookxp/2002. my drag and drop didnt work. i have countless times moved attachments from emails to my desktop and or other folders outside of outlook with never a hitch. it wasnt working, and i had to use the 'save' to get attachments onto the hard drive. my search for a solution led to the above thread, so i tried registering the DLL. solved the problem Smile
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