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Attachment.GetTemporaryFilePath Method (Outlook)

Returns the full path to the attached file that is in a temporary files folder. Read-only.

Version Added: Outlook 2010

expression .GetTemporaryFilePath

expression A variable that represents an Attachment object.

Return Value

Returns a String that represents the full path to the temporary attachment file.

The GetTemporaryFilePath method is only valid for those attachments whose Type property is OlAttachmentType.olByValue. That means that the attachment is a copy and that the copy can be accessed even if the original file is removed. For other attachment types, the GetTemporaryFilePath method returns an error.

GetTemporaryFilePath also returns an error when accessing an Attachment object in an Attachments collection or in the AttachmentSelection object. Use GetTemporaryFilePath only in attachment event callbacks listed below for various Microsoft Outlook items:

  • AttachmentAdd

  • AttachmentRead

  • AttachmentRemove

  • BeforeAttachmentAdd

  • BeforeAttachmentPreview

  • BeforeAttachmentRead

  • BeforeAttachmentSave

  • BeforeAttachmentWriteToTempFile