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Microsoft KB Archive/175511

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OL97: How to Determine the Path of a Shortcut to a File

Article ID: 175511

Article Last Modified on 1/22/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q175511


When someone within your local or wide-area network sends you a shortcut to a file attached to an e-mail message in Microsoft Outlook 97, it may be useful to find its original location. Although you cannot determine this while in the open message, you can learn its properties if you save the file to your Desktop.


To determine the path to the shortcut, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the attachment in the open e-mail message and click Save As on the shortcut menu.
  2. Select Desktop as the location, and then click Save.
  3. Minimize Outlook so you can see the Windows Desktop.
  4. Right-click the shortcut on your Desktop, and on the shortcut menu, click Properties.
  5. Click the Shortcut tab. The path is displayed in the Target box.


For more information about shortcuts, search the Help Index for "Create an Outlook item that contains a shortcut to a file," or ask the Microsoft Access 97 Office Assistant.

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