~ workaround

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Don C, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Don C

    Don C Guest

    Changing where Outlook Express saves the tilde ("~") file
    Find the shortcut to Outlook Express and right-click on it
    Click on Properties
    Make sure Read-only is unchecked on the General tab
    Click on the Shortcut tab
    In the "Start In" field, change it to an alternative path where the
    tilde file will appear, for example "C:\Program Files\Outlook
    Express\address book backup"
    (I added the last part, created a new folder called "address book
    It works, no more ~ on desktop and the backups get saved.
    Don C, Dec 31, 2003
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    Or just run windows update. The fix has been post for a while now.
    pcbutts1, Dec 31, 2003
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  3. Don C

    Brian H¹© Guest

    pcbutts1 said:
    It still happens to me, and I am up-to-date with the patches for the patches.
    Brian H¹©, Dec 31, 2003
  4. Don C

    Don C Guest


    same here.
    Don C, Dec 31, 2003
  5. Howdy!

    (in re: the spurious ~ file that's a backup of the Outlook Express
    address book showing up)

    Which fix is that? I'm up to date, and !I! get it also ...

    Ralph Wade Phillips, Dec 31, 2003
  6. Don C

    philo Guest

    Thank you! It worked great!

    That "~" problem was cured on my *win98* machine that did have the
    updates applied.

    I noticed that with *XP*, the Microsoft Updates did get rid of the "~"
    on the desktop
    philo, Dec 31, 2003
  7. Don C

    Brian H¹© Guest

    philo said:
    You are only looking at what you can see, have a little search of your system
    and see if you can find a copy in My Documents, Oe-QuoteFix (if you have/use it)
    directly under C:\ , or in any other location on your hard drive.
    If there is already a copy in the first location it tries to save the file ~ to,
    it will save it somewhere else.
    Brian H¹©, Dec 31, 2003
  8. Don C

    Don C Guest

    You're Welcome.
    Don C, Dec 31, 2003
  9. Don C

    philo Guest

    Yes, I knew it was still in my system...but at least it was not on the
    philo, Jan 1, 2004
  10. Don C

    Brian H¹© Guest

    philo said:
    Glad that got cleared up ;-)
    Brian H¹©, Jan 1, 2004
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