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How to save all attachments from email messages in Outlook?

Supposing you have received an email message with several attachments, how do you save these attachments in Microsoft Outlook quickly? What if save all attachments from multiple email messages in Microsoft Outlook? This article will walk you through these tricks at ease.

Manually save all attachments in one email message in Outlook

Save all attachments from multiple email messages in Outlook with VBA code

Batch save all attachments from multiple email messages with Kutools for Outlook


Easily save all attachments from multiple selected emails to folder:

With the Detach All attachments utility of Kutools for Excel, you can easily save all attachments from multiple selected emails to specified folder in Outlook as below screenshot showed.

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Manually save all attachments in one email message in Outlook

Actually you can save all attachments in one email message with Attachment Tools of Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Select the email message that you will save all of its attachments.

Step 2: Click one of its attachments in the Reading Pane.

Step 3: Click the Save All Attachments button in the Actions group on the Attachments tab.

Note: the Attachment Tools won’t be activated until you click attachments in the Reading Pane.

Step 4: In the Save All Attachments dialog box, select all of attachments in the Attachments: box, and click the OK button.

Step 5: In the popping up Save All Attachments dialog box, select a folder to save these attachments, and click the OK button.


Save all attachments from multiple email messages in Outlook with VBA code

This section will show you how to save all attachments from multiple email messages with VBA Macro in Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Open the VBA Editor with pressing the Alt key and F11 key at the same time.

Step 2: We recommend you to use the VBA Macro from the Microsoft Office.com.

And you can download the VBA Macro from: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Save-attachments-from-5b6bf54b

Step 3: In the VBA Editor, click the File > Import File, and import the mAttachmentSaver.bas file that you downloaded.

Step 4: Save and close the VBA Macro dialog.

We recommend you enable all macros in your Microsoft Outlook before continuing the following steps.

Step 5: Select the email messages whose attachments you will print later.

Note: You can select inconsecutive email messages with holding the Ctrl key and clicking.

You can select consecutive email messages with holding the Shift key and clicking.

Step 6: Open the Macros dialog box with pressing the Alt key and F8 key at the same time.

Step 7: In the Macros dialog box, select the ExecuteSaving in the Macro box, and click the Run button.

By the way, in Outlook 2013, the macro may be named as Project1. mAttachmentSaver.ExectuteSaving

Step 8: In the popping up Browser For Folder dialog box, select a folder to save your attachments, and click OK button.


Batch save all attachments from multiple email messages with Kutools for Outlook (just several clicks)

You can easily batch save all attachments from selected email messages in Outlook with the Detach All attachments utility. Please do as follows.

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1. Select multiple emails with the attachments you want to batch save.

2. Click Kutools > Detach All. See screenshot:

3. Then a Please select a folder dialog box pops up, please click the Browse button to select a folder to save the attachments. Check the Create subfolders in the following style box, and the select a folder style from the drop-down list. And finally click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. Click the Yes button in the Detach All dialog box.

5. Click the OK button in the following Kutools for Outlook dialog box.

Then all attachments in selected email messages are batch saved to a specified folder, and you can see there are corresponding hyperlinks for each attachments leaving in emails. See screenshot:

If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to free download the software first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Demo: Save all attachments from email Message with Kutools for Outlook

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  • Reply (All) With All Attachments in the mail conversation; Reply Many Emails in seconds; Auto Add Greeting when reply; Add Date into subject...
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    Tom · 2 years ago
    The download all attachment function in kutools are creating a new folder for each attachment saved. Is there a way to just download the attachments automatically without creating a new folder for each attachement?

    Thank you.
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    Brenda · 2 years ago
    I have Kutools and used this feature, but it saved each attachment in a new folder within the target folder. I really just want all attachments in a single folder. Help! thx
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    SWATI · 3 years ago
    email attachment macro setting
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    rk · 3 years ago
    How to save attachment with subject yesterdays date while using "Save all attachments from multiple email messages in Outlook with VBA code"
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    rk · 3 years ago
    how to save attachments with Subject Yesterdays Date while using "Save all attachments from multiple email messages in Outlook with VBA code"
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    Graham Gibby · 4 years ago
    I already have KuTools for Excel, and this is not part of that.
    Had to dig around to find the KuToolsOutlook.exe download.

    Then it converted all my photos to .txt files.
    Fortunately, the photos were still there, so I saved them all by hand.
    Took less time to just do it that way than find & install the program.

    Useless.

    Outlook 2016/Windows 10
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    Maha · 4 years ago
    Worked like a charm !, Thank you :)
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    VScott · 4 years ago
    This code is great and easy to setup.... BUT in my case it's renaming the original file names by appending the date/time stamp. What I really need for it to do is replace the file of the same name in the destination folder. Anyone know how I can alter the code to 'Copy and Replace'?
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    AlexIsoee · 4 years ago
    Awesome tool! Worked like a charm :-)
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    iggydarsa · 4 years ago
    Overall it is good but I tried to run it against about 1000 emails and it stopped downloading files after awhile, although popup message gave the correct number of the amount of the files.
    It worked as expected when I did in small chunks (100 or so at a time)
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    Starn · 4 years ago
    Thanks,
    Worked like a charm.
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    karthikeyan · 5 years ago
    excellent tool. Thank you so much
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    amanda · 5 years ago
    where is the mAttachmentSaver.bas located? I'm not seeing anything? please expand on this part of the instructions?
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    Tamer · 5 years ago
    Many thanks,

    I've tried this but, after doing all the steps and save attachments, I went to the targeted folder to check the attachments. I didn't find anything.