Thunderbird - Change the default location for saving attachments

By default Thunderbird will save attachement to your desktop, which is quite annoying when handling a lot of emails daily. You can define a specific folder to save all your mail attachments. First create a folder (e.g C:\Users\user\Documents\Thunderbird attachments)
  • Open Thunderbird
  • Click on Tools > Options
  • Move to the "Attachments" tabs
  • Check the box next to "Save file to" and click on browse to select the folder previously created.
  • Click on the Ok button.
Published by jad05. Latest update on August 23, 2013 at 09:16 AM by jak58.
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