Here is a really useful, and free, utility that displays the temporary MS Outlook email attachments stored in your PC’s local OLK cache. I found myself needing this utility after working late last night and making the school boy error of working on a MS Word document directly from an email attachment and then closing it without saving it to a directory on my hard disk. When I had realised what I had done and went to open the Word document from within the attachment it unsurprisingly had reverted back to the original version with no sign of my last 60 minutes worth of updates to be seen. Doh!
I knew about the temporary OLK directory that contains the temporary files for the MS Outlook attachments though this can be quite a chore to try and search through it to find the required file. This is when I called on the services of the ‘OLK Finder’ utility. Within seconds of running this useful utility it presented a list of my OLK based temporary files without having to rummage through the temporary internet files directories – check out the long ‘OLK Location’ field in the screen shot below.
I definitely recommend adding ‘OLK Finder’ to your IT toolbox and the fact that is free makes it a great addition. It doesn’t require to be installed on your PC so is suited to a USB key for convenience.