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How to save all attachments from multiple emails to folder in Outlook?

It is easy to save all attachments from an email with the build-in Save All Attachments feature in Outlook. However, if you want to save all attachments from multiple emails at once, there is no direct feature can help. You need to repeatedly apply the Save All Attachments feature in each email until all attachments are saved from those emails. That’s time-consuming. In this article, we introduce two methods for you to bulk save all attachments from multiple emails to a specific folder easily in Outlook.

Save all attachments from multiple emails to folder with VBA code
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Save all attachments from multiple emails to folder with VBA code

This section demonstrates a VBA code in a step-by-step guide to help you quickly save all attachments from multiple emails to a specific folder at once. Please do as follows.

1. Firstly, you need to create a folder for saving the attachments in your computer.

Get into the Documents folder and create a folder named “Attachments”. See screenshot:

2. Select the emails which the attachments you will save, and then press Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

3. Click Insert > Module to open the Module window, and then copy one of the following VBA code into the window.

VBA code 1: Bulk save attachments from multiple emails (save exact same name attachments directly)

Tips: This code will save exact same name attachments by adding digits 1, 2, 3...after file names.

Dim GCount As Integer
Dim GFilepath As String
Public Sub SaveAttachments()
'Update 20200821
Dim xMailItem As Outlook.MailItem
Dim xAttachments As Outlook.Attachments
Dim xSelection As Outlook.Selection
Dim i As Long
Dim xAttCount As Long
Dim xFilePath As String, xFolderPath As String, xSaveFiles As String
On Error Resume Next
xFolderPath = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").SpecialFolders(16)
Set xSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
xFolderPath = xFolderPath & "\Attachments\"
If VBA.Dir(xFolderPath, vbDirectory) = vbNullString Then
    VBA.MkDir xFolderPath
End If
GFilepath = ""
For Each xMailItem In xSelection
    Set xAttachments = xMailItem.Attachments
    xAttCount = xAttachments.Count
    xSaveFiles = ""
    If xAttCount > 0 Then
        For i = xAttCount To 1 Step -1
            GCount = 0
            xFilePath = xFolderPath & xAttachments.Item(i).FileName
            GFilepath = xFilePath
            xFilePath = FileRename(xFilePath)
            If IsEmbeddedAttachment(xAttachments.Item(i)) = False Then
                xAttachments.Item(i).SaveAsFile xFilePath
                If xMailItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then
                    xSaveFiles = xSaveFiles & vbCrLf & "<Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.>"
                Else
                    xSaveFiles = xSaveFiles & "<br>" & "<a href='file://" & xFilePath & "'>" & xFilePath & "</a>"
                End If
            End If
        Next i
        If xSaveFiles <> "" Then
            If xMailItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then
                xMailItem.Body = vbCrLf & "The file(s) were saved to " & xSaveFiles & vbCrLf & xMailItem.Body
            Else
                xMailItem.HTMLBody = "<p>" & "The file(s) were saved to " & xSaveFiles & "</p>" & xMailItem.HTMLBody
            End If
        End If
        xMailItem.Save
    End If
Next
Set xAttachments = Nothing
Set xMailItem = Nothing
Set xSelection = Nothing
End Sub

Function FileRename(FilePath As String) As String
Dim xPath As String
Dim xFso As FileSystemObject
On Error Resume Next
Set xFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
xPath = FilePath
FileRename = xPath
If xFso.FileExists(xPath) Then
    GCount = GCount + 1
    xPath = xFso.GetParentFolderName(GFilepath) & "\" & xFso.GetBaseName(GFilepath) & " " & GCount & "." + xFso.GetExtensionName(GFilepath)
    FileRename = FileRename(xPath)
End If
xFso = Nothing
End Function

Function IsEmbeddedAttachment(Attach As Attachment)
Dim xItem As MailItem
Dim xCid As String
Dim xID As String
Dim xHtml As String
On Error Resume Next
IsEmbeddedAttachment = False
Set xItem = Attach.Parent
If xItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then Exit Function
xCid = ""
xCid = Attach.PropertyAccessor.GetProperty("http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x3712001F")
If xCid <> "" Then
    xHtml = xItem.HTMLBody
    xID = "cid:" & xCid
    If InStr(xHtml, xID) > 0 Then
        IsEmbeddedAttachment = True
    End If
End If
End Function
VBA code 2: Bulk save attachments from multiple emails (check for duplicates)
Public Sub SaveAttachments()
'Update 20200821
Dim xMailItem As Outlook.MailItem
Dim xAttachments As Outlook.Attachments
Dim xSelection As Outlook.Selection
Dim i As Long
Dim xAttCount As Long
Dim xFilePath As String, xFolderPath As String, xSaveFiles As String
Dim xYesNo As Integer
Dim xFlag As Boolean
On Error Resume Next
xFolderPath = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").SpecialFolders(16)
Set xSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
xFolderPath = xFolderPath & "\Attachments\"
If VBA.Dir(xFolderPath, vbDirectory) = vbNullString Then
    VBA.MkDir xFolderPath
End If
For Each xMailItem In xSelection
    Set xAttachments = xMailItem.Attachments
    xAttCount = xAttachments.Count
    xSaveFiles = ""
    If xAttCount > 0 Then
        For i = xAttCount To 1 Step -1
            xFilePath = xFolderPath & xAttachments.Item(i).FileName
            xFlag = True
            If VBA.Dir(xFilePath, 16) <> Empty Then
                xYesNo = MsgBox("The file is exists, do you want to replace it", vbYesNo + vbInformation, "Kutools for Outlook")
                If xYesNo = vbNo Then xFlag = False
            End If
            If xFlag = True Then
                xAttachments.Item(i).SaveAsFile xFilePath
                If xMailItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then
                    xSaveFiles = xSaveFiles & vbCrLf & "<Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.>"
                Else
                    xSaveFiles = xSaveFiles & "<br>" & "<a href='file://" & xFilePath & "'>" & xFilePath & "</a>"
                End If
            End If
        Next i
        If xSaveFiles <> "" Then
            If xMailItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then
                xMailItem.Body = vbCrLf & "The file(s) were saved to " & xSaveFiles & vbCrLf & xMailItem.Body
            Else
                xMailItem.HTMLBody = "<p>" & "The file(s) were saved to " & xSaveFiles & "</p>" & xMailItem.HTMLBody
            End If
        End If
        xMailItem.Save
    End If
Next
Set xAttachments = Nothing
Set xMailItem = Nothing
Set xSelection = Nothing
End Sub

Notes:

1) If you want to save all same name attachments in a folder, please apply the above VBA code 1. Before running this code, please click Tools > References, and then check the Microsoft Scripting Runtime box in the References - Project dialog box;

doc save attachments07

2) If you want to check for duplicate attachment names, please apply the VBA code 2. After running the code, a dialog will pop up to remind you whether to replace the duplicate attachments, choose Yes or No based on your needs.

5. Press the F5 key to run the code.

Then all attachments in selected emails are saved to the folder you created in step 1. You will see there are hyperlinks displayed in selected emails. Click on the link will open the specific attachment automatically.

Note: There may be a Microsoft Outlook prompt box popping up, please click the Allow button to go ahead.


Save all attachments from multiple emails to folder with an amazing tool

If you are a newbie in VBA, here highly recommended the Save All attachments utility of Kutools for Outook for you. With this utility, you can quickly save all attachments from multiple emails at once with several clicks only in Outlook.
Before applying the feature, please download and install Kutools for Outlook firstly.

1. Select the emails containing the attachments you want to save.

Tips: You can select multiple nonadjacent emails by holding the Ctrl key and select them one by one;
Or select multiple adjacent emails by holding the Shift key and select the first email and the last one.

2. Click Kutools >Attachment ToolsSave All. See screenshot:

3. In the Save Settings dialog, click the button to select a folder to save the attachments, and then click the OK button.

3. Click OK twice in the next popping up to dialog box, Then all attachments in selected emails are saved in specified folder at once.

Notes:

  • 1. If you want to save attachments in different folders based on emails, please check the Create subfolders in the following style box, and choose a folder style from the drop-down.
  • 2. Besides save all attachments, you can save attachments by specific conditions. For example, you only want to save the pdf file attachments which the file name contains the word "Invoice", please click the Advanced options button to expand the conditions, and then configure as the below screebshot shown.
  • 3. If you want to automatically save attachments when email arriving, the Auto Save attachments feature can help.
  • 4. For detaching the attachments directly from selected emails, the Detach All attachments feature of Kutools for Outlook can do you a favor.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 60-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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    Thomas · 6 days ago
    Great working tool. I have one additional question. 
    If I receive several invoices from one sender, with same Header text, on same date, same time (hh:mm). It seems that the VBA just take the first email out of (e.g. let's say 10 emails) the selected items, but save the attachment of the first email 10 times! How we can avoid that? Thank you
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    Tammy · 3 months ago
    This has saved me so much time! VBA code 1 doesnt save embedded pictures, where as VBA code 2 does but doesnt rename the file with the same name. Is there a way to have VBA code 1 save the attachments and the embedded files and rename/append any that have the same file name? 
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      Tammy · 3 months ago
      Ok, VBA code 1, I just commented out two lines.  LINE 29 and LINE 36   -   LINE 29  LINE 36  'End If
      The VBA code 1 altered for me is as follows.  And saves embedded files and attachments and renames them with a 1,2 etc at the end! 


      Dim GCount As Integer
      Dim GFilepath As String
      Public Sub SaveAttachments()
      'Update 20200821
      Dim xMailItem As Outlook.MailItem
      Dim xAttachments As Outlook.Attachments
      Dim xSelection As Outlook.Selection
      Dim i As Long
      Dim xAttCount As Long
      Dim xFilePath As String, xFolderPath As String, xSaveFiles As String
      On Error Resume Next
      xFolderPath = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").SpecialFolders(16)
      Set xSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
      xFolderPath = xFolderPath & "\Attachments\"
      If VBA.Dir(xFolderPath, vbDirectory) = vbNullString Then
      VBA.MkDir xFolderPath
      End If
      GFilepath = ""
      For Each xMailItem In xSelection
      Set xAttachments = xMailItem.Attachments
      xAttCount = xAttachments.Count
      xSaveFiles = ""
      If xAttCount > 0 Then
      For i = xAttCount To 1 Step -1
      GCount = 0
      xFilePath = xFolderPath & xAttachments.Item(i).FileName
      GFilepath = xFilePath
      xFilePath = FileRename(xFilePath)
      ' If IsEmbeddedAttachment(xAttachments.Item(i)) = False Then
      xAttachments.Item(i).SaveAsFile xFilePath
      If xMailItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then
      xSaveFiles = xSaveFiles & vbCrLf & "<Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.>"
      Else
      xSaveFiles = xSaveFiles & "<br>" & "<a href='file://" & xFilePath & "'>" & xFilePath & "</a>"
      End If
      'End If
      Next i
      If xSaveFiles <> "" Then
      If xMailItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then
      xMailItem.Body = vbCrLf & "The file(s) were saved to " & xSaveFiles & vbCrLf & xMailItem.Body
      Else
      xMailItem.HTMLBody = "<p>" & "The file(s) were saved to " & xSaveFiles & "</p>" & xMailItem.HTMLBody
      End If
      End If
      xMailItem.Save
      End If
      Next
      Set xAttachments = Nothing
      Set xMailItem = Nothing
      Set xSelection = Nothing
      End Sub

      Function FileRename(FilePath As String) As String
      Dim xPath As String
      Dim xFso As FileSystemObject
      On Error Resume Next
      Set xFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
      xPath = FilePath
      FileRename = xPath
      If xFso.FileExists(xPath) Then
      GCount = GCount + 1
      xPath = xFso.GetParentFolderName(GFilepath) & "\" & xFso.GetBaseName(GFilepath) & " " & GCount & "." + xFso.GetExtensionName(GFilepath)
      FileRename = FileRename(xPath)
      End If
      xFso = Nothing
      End Function

      Function IsEmbeddedAttachment(Attach As Attachment)
      Dim xItem As MailItem
      Dim xCid As String
      Dim xID As String
      Dim xHtml As String
      On Error Resume Next
      IsEmbeddedAttachment = False
      Set xItem = Attach.Parent
      If xItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then Exit Function
      xCid = ""
      xCid = Attach.PropertyAccessor.GetProperty("http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x3712001F")
      If xCid <> "" Then
      xHtml = xItem.HTMLBody
      xID = "cid:" & xCid
      If InStr(xHtml, xID) > 0 Then
      IsEmbeddedAttachment = True
      End If
      End If
      End Function
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    Tammy · 3 months ago
    This has saved me so much time! VBA code 1 doesnt save embedded pictures, where as VBA code 2 does but doesnt rename the file with the same name. Is there a way to have VBA code save the attachments and the embedded files? 
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    John · 4 months ago
    hi, if i run it, can the edited email (that shows hyperlink) be seen by the other party on the email?
    afraid of making it awkward
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      Tammy · 3 months ago
      I wondered this also
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    napiwn@gmail.com · 4 months ago
    The Vba 1 code is great. A request to add the date of the email to the file name of the attachment (yyyy-mm-dd ssmm)
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    Steve · 5 months ago
    Is it possible to have a variation on "VBA Code 2: Bulk Save Attachments From Multiple Emails (Check For Duplicates)" where it automatically replaces a duplicate?
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    Compstuff · 9 months ago
    THANK YOU so very much for this script! It has helped me do something I have wanted & needed to do for many years. Are the following modifications still valid for VBA Code 1?

    1)
    This works only if you use the Documents folder. For a more general case:
    delete line 12
    line 15 should read: strFolderpath = "C:\folder\otherfolder\"

    4)
    do not modify the emails in any way (e.g. adding the file save path to the text of the mail), delete line 26-39
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    Alex · 10 months ago
    Hi! I have used code 1 for many times (can't thank You enough for my saved time) and it run smooth. All of a sudden (outlook 2016), without me changing any of settings, it stopped working with message: "The macros in this project are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentation of the host application to determine how to enable macros." I have tried changing settings in Outlook but none of available options gave result (Trust center settings / Macros)
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      crystal · 10 months ago
      Hi Alex,
      It seems that macros are disabled in Outlook. Please follow the steps as the below screenshot shown to enable all macros, and then restart Outlook.

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    Stephen · 10 months ago
    It's okay I found the necessary tool to save attachments.
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    Stephen · 10 months ago
    I install Kutools and now I can't run any other macros including this one. I really need to save a whole heap of attachment, but Kutools let's you save emails but it doesn't save attachments too.
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    Tara · 1 years ago
    Hello,

    I am having issues with the area

    Function FileRename(xFilePath As String) As String
    Dim xPath As String
    Dim xFso As FileSystemObject

    I am getting a Complie error: User-defined tyoe not defined.
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi,
      Before running the code, please click Tools > References, and then check the Microsoft Scripting Runtime box in the References - Project dialog box.
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    John · 1 years ago
    Thank you, but only works if the attachments each have different names. For same name attachments, it will just overwrite the previous file. So I edited this VBA script to prefix each file saved with a number:


    Public Sub SaveAttachments()
    'Update 20191101
    Dim objOL As Outlook.Application
    Dim objMsg As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objAttachments As Outlook.Attachments
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim i As Long
    Dim lngCount As Long
    Dim strFile As String
    Dim strFolderpath As String
    Dim strDeletedFiles As String
    strFolderpath = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").SpecialFolders(16)
    Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set objSelection = objOL.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    strFolderpath = strFolderpath & "\Attachments\"
    Dim i2 As Long
    i2 = 0
    For Each objMsg In objSelection
    i2 = i2 + 1
    Set objAttachments = objMsg.Attachments
    lngCount = objAttachments.Count
    strDeletedFiles = ""
    If lngCount > 0 Then
    For i = lngCount To 1 Step -1
    strFile = objAttachments.Item(i).FileName
    strFile = strFolderpath & CStr(i2) & "_" & strFile
    objAttachments.Item(i).SaveAsFile strFile
    'objAttachments.Item(i).Delete()
    If objMsg.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then
    strDeletedFiles = strDeletedFiles & vbCrLf & "!>
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    Calpa · 1 years ago
    Works great! if files have different namnes, as stated in earlier comment, I know my files will have same name, can you adjust the code anyway so that it works with same name files? Maybe adding time stamp to the file name? or just digits 1, 2, 3 etc (But not digits after filetype code, eg. ".csv 1"...) Thanks alot!!
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi Calpa,
      The code has been updated. For solving your problem, please apply the VBA code 1 in the tutorial.
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    Carl · 1 years ago
    First code worked well, but my attachments have exact same name, can I save all of them in some way? Thanks!
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi Carl,
      The code has been updated. For solving your problem, please apply the VBA code 1 in the tutorial.
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    Adam · 1 years ago
    Is it possible to name the files based off the subject line. You know how you can edit the subject line from received emails i organize my emails by customer name and date. Can I have the script use the subject line as the file name?
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    Paul · 1 years ago
    You are a golden God. Thank you!
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    BB · 1 years ago
    OMG thank you!!!! The VBA code worked! Just saved me HOURS of work and saved my sanity!
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    Alan · 1 years ago
    VBA code works great but it doesn't check for duplicate filenames - just overwrites them. Can that be added?

    ALan
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi Alan,
      The code I replied to you before has some problems. I have added new codes to the tutorial, and the problem you mentioned have been solved. Please have a look and try it. Thank you!
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    Mike · 1 years ago
    The VBA code worked GREAT! Thanks.
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    outlookuser · 1 years ago
    Thank you! really help me a lot!!
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    Priyanka · 2 years ago
    I have applied this VBA to few mails. How to undo this? I dont want those messages in all mails (The file(s) were saved to .....). Please help.
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi Priyanka,
      The VBA code does not support Undo operation. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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    Hiep · 2 years ago
    Thank you. It saves me lots of time.
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    BG Davis · 2 years ago
    So I click the link "Kutools for outlook" and I'm directed to a page that is not that, but "Kutools - Combines More Than 300 Advanced Functions and Tools for Microsoft Excel."

    Nothing about Outlook. Waste of time.
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      crystal · 2 years ago
      Hi Davis,
      We created an incorrect hyperlink. Thanks for your reminder! And sorry for the inconvenience brought to you.
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    Brian · 4 years ago
    This is what the code is at now, and it does save all the attachments, but it only adds text to the first message. Can anyone help me with this?

    Public Sub SaveAttachments()
    'Update 20170523
    Dim objOL As Outlook.Application
    Dim objMsg As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objAttachments As Outlook.Attachments
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim I As Long
    Dim lngCount As Long
    Dim strFile As String
    Dim strFolderpath As String
    Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set objSelection = objOL.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    strFolderpath = "C:\Users\brianp\Documents\Attachments\"
    For Each objMsg In objSelection
    Set objAttachments = objMsg.Attachments
    lngCount = objAttachments.Count
    'Use this to test MsgBox "Subject = " & objMsg.Subject & " lngCount = " & objAttachments.Count
    If lngCount > 0 Then
    For I = lngCount To 1 Step -1
    strFile = objAttachments.Item(I).FileName
    strFile = strFolderpath & strFile
    objAttachments.Item(I).SaveAsFile strFile
    Next I
    End If
    If objMsg.BodyFormat olFormatHTML Then
    objMsg.Body = vbCrLf & "The Attached file(s) were saved to " & "" & strFile & "" & vbCrLf & objMsg.Body
    Else
    objMsg.HTMLBody = "" & "The Attached file(s) were saved to " & "" & strFile & "" & "" & objMsg.HTMLBody
    End If
    Next
    ExitSub:
    Set objAttachments = Nothing
    Set objMsg = Nothing
    Set objSelection = Nothing
    Set objOL = Nothing
    End Sub
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    Brian · 4 years ago
    I can get this to run but how and the objSelection.Count is 2 but it will only save the attachments on the first email.
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    Atron Seige · 4 years ago
    Thanks! This saved me a lot of time and frustration!
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    Josh Fernandez · 4 years ago
    Works great with no problems! Thanks. Saved me a bunch of time!

    Thanks,

    Josh
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    Sathish · 5 years ago
    How to remove the "The file(s) were saved to" which is showing below.....
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      mallary.webb · 8 months ago
      I just adjusted the code after "Next i" and it worked fine:
      Next i
      If xSaveFiles <> "" Then
      If xMailItem.BodyFormat <> olFormatHTML Then

      Else

      End If
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    debsdebsdebs · 6 years ago
    This worked great except for one problem. The attachments in my emails are all named the same thing, so when they copy over, the script keeps replacing the same file with the next attachment in the queue. Is there any way to make it rename them rather than rewrite them?

    Thanks!
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    tweazee · 7 years ago
    To sharon -- The below website fixes your issue.

    www_dot_outlook-tips_dot_net/code-samples/save-and-delete-attachments/

    It does NOT have the timestamp feature code that TXgardner provided above, so if you want that, you have to edit your code.
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    sharon · 7 years ago
    Hi..I tried everything on here but I keep getting Complile Error block if without end if. I made adjustments per Thomas' suggestions. Heres the code..what am I missing? Any help is appreciated.
    Public Sub SaveAttachments()
    'Update 20130828
    Dim objOL As Outlook.Application
    Dim objMsg As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objAttachments As Outlook.Attachments
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim i As Long
    Dim lngCount As Long
    Dim strFile As String
    Dim strFolderpath As String
    Dim strDeletedFiles As String
    objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    objSelection = objOL.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    strFolderpath = "C:\folder\Attachments\"
    For Each objMsg In objSelection
    objAttachments = objMsg.Attachments
    lngCount = objAttachments.Count
    strDeletedFiles = ""
    If lngCount > 0 Then
    For i = lngCount To 1 Step -1
    strFile = objAttachments.Item(i).FileName
    strFile = strFolderpath & strFile
    objAttachments.Item(i).SaveAsFile strFile
    DoEvents
    'objAttachments.Item(i).Delete()
    Next
    ExitSub:
    objAttachments = Nothing
    objMsg = Nothing
    Set objSelection = objOL.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    objOL = Nothing
    End Sub
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    TXgardener · 7 years ago
    Following on the suggestions above, I had daily system generated emails with attached 'report.txt' and needed to append the sent date to the saved file name in order to avoid overwrites and to distinguish files. Made the following adds in the appropriate places:
    add- Dim strSent As String
    add- strSent = Format(objMsg.SentOn, "yymmdd")
    add- strFile = strSent & strFile

    Saved files are now 140822Report.txt, etc.
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    Thomas · 7 years ago
    Thanks for sharing.

    I agree with Stephan on his first two points, see some clarification on his point 3. Finally, adding a DoEvents at the right place should allow you to process large number of emails (just run this code on 157 mails in Outlook 2013).

    Some additional thoughts:

    1)
    This works only if you use the Documents folder. For a more general case:
    delete line 12
    line 15 should read: strFolderpath = "C:\folder\otherfolder\"

    substitute [i]C:\folder\otherfolder\[/i] with whatever path you have.

    2)
    This code will not delete the attachments, if you want that just delete the leading ' from line 25.

    3)
    If you have big attachments, then probably it is a good idea (as Stephan noted) to put a DoEvents function after line 24.

    4)
    I personally do not want to modify the emails in any way (e.g. adding the file save path to the text of the mail), if you agree with me then you can delete line 26-39.

    5)
    If you skip my step 4, then you can allow the program to modify the emails by checking "Allow access for x time", then you have to click allow only once (c.f. step 6 above in the original).
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    Stephan · 7 years ago
    Some corrections:

    1. objMsg.Save 'without ()
    2. Objects must be assigned with SET (e. g. SET objSelection = objOL.ActiveExplorer.Selection)

    3. The main Loop should contain a DoEvents in order to prevent blankout by Outlook.

    4. When processing a lot of mails (more than 100), Outlook may Crash. It seems that there is a Memory leak somewhere.

    Just my 2 Cents.

    Apart from the bugs (probably due to Outlook 2013) this is really nice and working. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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    Alain · 7 years ago
    Same problem syntax error on objMsg.Save() ...
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    Valencia · 7 years ago
    When I try to run this I get syntax error on objMsg.Save() - expects =
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    Chris · 7 years ago
    When I try to run this I get syntax error on objMsg.Save() - expects =