Do you have your start menu in XP set to the default, which is customized menus? If stuff showing up on your start menu and never going away plagues you it might be caused by that setting. The feature is supposed to give you quick access to the things you most use or have most recently used by placing them as shortcuts on the Start Menu. Deleting the shortcuts on the start menu really has nothing to do with the files themselves.
If you want to change your computers behavior you can press windows key-m to minimize all windows, tab to the start button if you aren't already on it. Press Alt-Enter to get the properties for the taskbar and start menu. Hit Control-Tab to get to the start menu tab. There are radio buttons with two options "Start menu" and "Classic Start Menu" you want to choose Classic Start Menu. Tab to Ok and press enter.
Telling you how to find attachments that you have saved is much more tricky. If you can remember at least part of the name of the file attachment you can either look around for it, or use the file finder. If you are on the desktop or in windows Explorer you can bring it up by pressing F3. I think you will probably have to choose the advanced button to get the find dialog I have set as my default. I wish I could tell you how at this moment, but I can't. I can tell you that you should type in what you remember of the file name in the box that promps "type in all or part of the file name" then tab twice to get to the "look in" box. Arrow down to my computer and press enter. When you think it might be done searching, shift-Tab until you get to the list view and see what was found. Once you find your file you might want to move it to somewhere you can find it, like my documents. Use shift-f10 or the applications key to bring up the context menu and choose "send-to" and in that list you will find "My documents" as well as several other places your computer thinks you might often want to place files.
It is best to pay attention to where you are putting attachments when you save them the first time. Just always remember to press Alt-I when in the save dialog to see what folder it is going to save too. If you want to change it then you can use it just as you would with any other save dialog.
Sarah Van Oosterwijck
Assistive Technology Trainer
----- Original Message ----- From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:10 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT question
Does that mean I will just have to look around? I had all of them on the
start menu but then got tired seeing them and deleted them. However, they
did not go to the recycle bin. <<lol>
----- Original Message ----- From: Kellie Hartmann To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 1:42 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT question
Well, once you've saved a mail attachment, there will be nothing specific to
distinguish it from other files unless you put something special in the file
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