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Using Thunderbird 38.5.1 on Windows, I sometimes double-click on an attachment in a received message to open it.

The file is saved to my temp directory (%TEMP%), but I don't want it to be saved to that location (even temporarily). How do I change the directory Thunderbird uses for this?

If there isn't a built-in setting for it, is it possible to somehow override the TEMP environment variable for Thunderbird only?

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I ended up creating a batch file to override the environment variable, as suggested by https://stackoverflow.com/a/3036367/1536933

@ECHO OFF
REM Thunderbird seems to use TMP, but override both to be sure
SET TMP=M:\y\Temp\Dir
SET TEMP=%TMP%
START "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"

Change the shortcut to call this batch file, set it to run Minimized (to avoid the command prompt window popping up) and it works quite smoothly.

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