How to Access Outlook Temporary Folder on Mac OS X

Large number of Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac clients may wind up expecting to access over Outlook Temp folder, which is the place where everything is stored from the attachments, to cached version of items that are powerfully being worked on but that are launched as an attachment from Outlook.

For example: In the event that somebody emails you a report as an attachment, you open it and are dealing with it in Word, Power point, Excel and you save it, this saved document which started as an Outlook attachment will usually be in the Outlook Temp folder.

We should rapidly discover how to access Outlook temporary folder on Mac OS and the files that you may have saved into that directory, whether it's files you're currently dealing with, different email attachments, HTML signatures, pictures, PDF, archives, or whatever else.


How to Access the Outlook Temporary Folder on Mac OS X

This applies to all editions of Mac OS X with Outlook:

  • Search the Finder in Mac OS X, whether it's the desktop or a folder doesn't make a difference
  • Pull down the "Go" menu > "Go To Folder" (press down Command Shift G in the event that you favour keystrokes)
  • Enter the following path:
    ~/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/Outlook Temp/

  • Click on the "Go" button and you're presently in the Outlook Temp cache folder

The Outlook Temp folder consist attachments and different things that are caches made by and utilized with Outlook, some of them are client confronting and some of them are not expected to be.

You can also manually explore to the Outlook Temp cache folder, if you made the user Library folder visible in Mac OS X, where it would be in the user Library > Caches > Temporary Items > Outlook Temp directory.

Once you're in the Outlook Temp folder on the Mac you can discover the file you are searching for, whether they are attachments you have been altering, or need to make a duplicate of, or whatever else.

Another alternative obviously is to open the attachments in Word or Excel that you were working on, and utilizing the File > Save As option to save a duplicate of the temp Outlook file to another location that is more easy to use.

Incidentally, this is particularly to access Outlook Temporary Folder on Mac, it doesn't make any difference to utilize the user account as a part of Email application in Macintosh OS X, since Mail application has it's own unique and distinctive temporary folders for cache.