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Microsoft KB Archive/170544

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Article ID: 170544

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q170544


SUMMARY

You can copy or move files into Microsoft Outlook folders by dragging them. You can drag files using the left mouse button or you can use the right mouse button to display a shortcut menu with additional choices.

This article describes the options available and actions performed when dragging files into the various Outlook folders. Depending on which folder you drag a file to and which mouse button you use, different options are available.

MORE INFORMATION

The following illustrates the effect of dragging a file from another program such as Excel or Word, into the various Outlook folders.

Dragging a File to the Inbox Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a new mail message with the file as an attachment.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Send With Attachment - Creates a new mail message with the file as an attachment.
  2. Send With Shortcut - Creates a new mail message with a shortcut to the file.
  3. Copy - Creates a copy of the file in the folder.
  4. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to a New Folder Containing Mail Items

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a copy of the file in the folder.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy - Creates a copy of the file in the folder.
  2. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Outbox Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a copy of the file in the Outbox folder.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy - Creates a copy of the file in the Outbox folder.
  2. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Sent Items Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a copy of the file in the Sent Items folder.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy - Creates a copy of the file in the Sent Items folder.
  2. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Calendar Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a new appointment item with a shortcut to the file.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy Here as Appointment with Shortcut - Creates a new appointment item with a shortcut to the file.
  2. Copy Here as Appointment with Attachment - Creates a new appointment item with the file as an attachment.
  3. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Contacts Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a new contact item with a shortcut to the file.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy Here as Contact with Shortcut - Creates a new contact item with a shortcut to the file.
  2. Copy Here as Contact with Attachment - Creates a new contact item with the file as an attachment.
  3. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Journal Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a new journal entry with a shortcut to the file.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy Here as Journal Entry with Shortcut - Creates a new journal entry with a shortcut to the file.
  2. Copy Here as Journal Entry with Attachment - Creates a new Journal Entry with the file as an attachment.
  3. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Task Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a new task with a shortcut to the file.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy Here as Task with Shortcut - Creates a new task with a shortcut to the file.
  2. Copy Here as Task with Attachment - Creates a new task with the file as an attachment.
  3. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Notes Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a new note with the path and file name as text.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy Here as Note with Text - Creates a new note with the path and file name as text.
  2. Cancel - Cancels the operation.

Dragging a File to the Deleted Items Folder

Default action using the left mouse button:

Creates a copy of the file in the folder.


Options using the right mouse button:

  1. Copy - This function does not work.
  2. Cancel - Cancels the operation.


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