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Outlook 2016 default behavior of Attachment button RRS feed

  • Question

  • When utilizing the Attach button within Outlook 2016, is there a way to set the default 'browse' location to be set to File Explorer?

    It was this way in Outlook 2010 and previous and the users would like to open to that default location if possible.

    Thanks Much for your input!

    Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The Attach File menu button in Outlook 2016 is a new feature to easily allow you to insert files that are stored in the Cloud like OneDrive and OneDrive for Business or a corporate SharePoint server.

    There is no settings to change the default Attach File option. As a workaround, we can add the classic Attach File button back to the Quick Access Toolbar or Ribbon manually. Please do:
    1.File-> Options-> Quick Access Toolbar
    2.Set the "Choose commands from" dropdown list to: Popular Commands.
    3.Select the "Attach File" command.
    4.Press the "Add > > " button.
    5.Press OK to close the Options dialog and return to Outlook.
    6.When you also want to add this command to the QAT of the Message Compose window or the Appointment/Meeting window, then create a new message or Calendar item and repeat step 1 to 5.

    Regards,


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    Winnie Liang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, March 11, 2016 10:13 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    The Attach File menu button in Outlook 2016 is a new feature to easily allow you to insert files that are stored in the Cloud like OneDrive and OneDrive for Business or a corporate SharePoint server.

    There is no settings to change the default Attach File option. As a workaround, we can add the classic Attach File button back to the Quick Access Toolbar or Ribbon manually. Please do:
    1.File-> Options-> Quick Access Toolbar
    2.Set the "Choose commands from" dropdown list to: Popular Commands.
    3.Select the "Attach File" command.
    4.Press the "Add > > " button.
    5.Press OK to close the Options dialog and return to Outlook.
    6.When you also want to add this command to the QAT of the Message Compose window or the Appointment/Meeting window, then create a new message or Calendar item and repeat step 1 to 5.

    Regards,


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Winnie Liang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, March 11, 2016 10:13 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Winnie,

    worked like a champ for my picky user. Thank you :-)

    -Jeremy Stout

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:05 PM
  • Is there a way to do this via GPO?

    Friday, August 11, 2017 8:36 PM