Outlook – Save attachments from many emails at once in Outlook

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Someone sent me 200 emails overnight, with one file attachment apiece. sigh

I'm expecting another 200 each night for the next three nights (the emails come from a server, so asking them to batch them isn't possible).

The file attachments have unique filenames, so is there a straightforward way to save the attachments from the entire group of emails at once?

I'd hate to have to open each email individually, right click, save, rinse, repeat…

I'm fluent in VBA, very comfortable creating Excel macros, so I can imagine it should be relatively easy to traverse a given folder for all messages and save attachments for each, but I haven't written an Outlook macro before, not familiar with the object hierarchy.

Best Answer

NirSoft's OutlookAttachView can do this easily, even from the command line!

OutlookAttachView scans all messages stored in your Outlook, and displays the list of all attached files that it finds. You can easily select one or more attachments and save all of them into the desired folder, as well as you can delete unwanted large attachments that take too much disk space in your mailbox. You can also save the list of attachments into xml/html/text/csv file.

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OutlookAttachView is freeware.