OLEXP: Unable to Attach a File in Outlook Express

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Symptoms
When you try to attach a file that is on the desktop to a message inOutlook Express, you may receive one of the following error messages:
c:\winnt\profiles\<name>\desktop\<filename> File not found.
Please verify the correct file name was given.
- or -
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\<filename> This file cannot be found.
Make sure that the correct path and filename are given.
Cause
These error messages can occur if the file you are trying to attach islocated in the All Users\Desktop folder.
Resolution
To work around this behavior, drag the file from the desktop to themessage window.
Status
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information herein the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
More information
These error messages do not occur if the file you are trying to attach islocated in the Windows\Desktop folder or the Desktop folder located inyour user profile folder.

The settings in the All Users folder are used with the settings in youruser profile folder to create your profile. Settings in the All Usersfolder are always available to anyone that logs on to Windows. Settings inyour user profile folder are your personal settings and are only availableto you.

The settings for all users are located in the following folder by default:
   Folder                        Platform   ----------------------------------------   C:\Winnt\Profiles\All Users   Windows NT   C:\Windows\All Users          Windows 95				
Your personal settings are located in the following folder by default,where <name> is the name you used to log on to Windows:
   Folder                        Platform   ----------------------------------------------------------------------   C:\Winnt\Profiles\<name>      Windows NT   C:\Windows\Profiles\<name>    Windows 95 with user profiles enabled   C:\Windows                    Windows 95 without user profiles enabled				
Note that in Windows 95, the user profile folder is created only if youhave enabled user profiles. If user profiles are not enabled, settings aresaved to the appropriate folder in the Windows folder and are available toanyone that logs on to Windows. You do not need to enable user profiles inWindows NT 4.0. User profiles are enabled by default in Windows NT 4.0.

For more information about user profiles in Windows 95, see the followingarticle in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176059 Description of the Users Tool in Control Panel
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Article ID: 176269 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 15:58:02 - Revision: 3.0

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