Summary: Rather than saving each attachment in a folder on your computer using Outlook, you can choose to download and save all attachments from your emails at once. This saves time, effort and helps manage the attachments. In this blog, you will learn the steps to download all attachments at once from emails in Outlook and a solution to automatically download all attachments from every email in any desired folder on your computer.
When you receive an email in Outlook with multiple attachments, you can save them individually to a directory on your system. However, saving each attachment individually takes time. Fortunately, Outlook also provides an option to save all attachments in a particular email at once.
But what if you want to save all attachments from every email? That may take several hours or even weeks if you have hundreds or thousands of emails, as Outlook does not provide an option for such a task.
There could be several reasons you may want to extract and save the attachments from the emails, such as investigation purpose, backup to the cloud, reducing the Outlook data file or increasing the mailbox storage, etc.
This article explains how to save all attachments from an email in the same folder using Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, or 2021. You will also learn a solution to automatically save all the attachments from all your emails in Outlook to a folder on your computer in just a few clicks.
To save the mail attachments in bulk from an email you received in Outlook, follow these steps,
Alternatively, you may also open an email and then follow these steps to save all the attachments,
To save attachments in bulk from multiple emails, you can use Stellar Repair for Outlook software. Although the software is designed to fix corrupt or inaccessible PST files, it can also manage your Outlook attachments and PST files.
The technician version provides a compact PST file option that essentially extracts all the attachments from every email in your Outlook to a separate folder. The best part is that the attachments are interlinked, and thus, you can access all the attachments from the emails.
This helps you save all the attachments from emails, reduce the Outlook data file, and increase mailbox storage. Besides, you can always use the software to get back your emails from corrupt or damaged PST files.
You can follow these steps to extract the attachments in bulk from multiple emails at once using Stellar Repair for Outlook.
If you use Exchange or Office 365 email account in Outlook, you must export the mail items to PST file format via Outlook import Export wizard. This will export all the emails in a PST file from which we will extract the attachments.
However, if you use a POP3 email account in your Outlook, the PST file is located at the default location. To find it,
There are several advantages of saving attachments in a different folder. Besides keeping your mailbox storage free and reducing the PST file size, saving attachments to a separate folder helps speed up Outlook performance. We have shared a few simple ways to save attachments from multiple emails using Outlook options and a third-party Outlook pst file recovery software. The tool also helps manage the Outlook PST file efficiently and repair them when they get damaged due to corruption.
Additionally, you may also create a PowerShell script to extract attachments from your Outlook emails to a folder. However, this requires some advanced technical skills.
Ravi Singh is a Senior Writer at Stellar®. He is an expert Tech Explainer, IoT enthusiast, and a passionate nerd with over 6 years of experience in technical writing. He writes about Data Recovery, File Repair, Email Migration, Linux, Windows, Mac, and DIY Tech. Ravi spends most of his weekends working with IoT devices and playing games on the Xbox. He is also a solo traveler who loves hiking and exploring new trails.
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