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Save attachments from many emails at once in Outlook?

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

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Guest [Entry]

"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.

OutlookAttachView is freeware."
Guest [Entry]

"Here are some more options with this.

Sue Mosher's site http://slipstick.com is a fantastic resource for Outlook. She is also a Microsoft MVP as well.

For you coders out there: Save Attachments to the hard drive and alternatively Save and Open an Attachment using VBA.

The following code works in Outlook 2000 and up. It saves the attachments from selected messages but does not delete the attachments from the message(s).



Copy and paste the code from this page into your ThisOutlookSession
project.

In Outlook, press Alt+F11 to open the VBA editor and expand Microsoft
Outlook Objects then double click on ThisOutlookSession to open it in
the editing pane and Ctrl+V to paste the code.

To use it you must first create a folder under your My Documents named
OLAttachments (the code will not create it for you). Then select one
or more messages and run the macro to save the attachments. You'll
need to set macro security to warn before enabling macros or sign the
macro. You can change the folder name or path where the attachments
are saved by editing the code.

Public Sub SaveAttachments()
Dim objOL As Outlook.Application
Dim objMsg As Outlook.MailItem 'Object
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

' Get the path to your My Documents folder
strFolderpath = CreateObject(""WScript.Shell"").SpecialFolders(16)
On Error Resume Next

' Instantiate an Outlook Application object.
Set objOL = CreateObject(""Outlook.Application"")

' Get the collection of selected objects.
Set objSelection = objOL.ActiveExplorer.Selection

' The attachment folder needs to exist
' You can change this to another folder name of your choice

' Set the Attachment folder.
strFolderpath = strFolderpath & ""\OLAttachments\""

' Check each selected item for attachments.
For Each objMsg In objSelection

Set objAttachments = objMsg.Attachments
lngCount = objAttachments.Count

If lngCount > 0 Then

' Use a count down loop for removing items
' from a collection. Otherwise, the loop counter gets
' confused and only every other item is removed.

For i = lngCount To 1 Step -1

' Get the file name.
strFile = objAttachments.Item(i).FileName

' Combine with the path to the Temp folder.
strFile = strFolderpath & strFile

' Save the attachment as a file.
objAttachments.Item(i).SaveAsFile strFile

Next i
End If

Next

ExitSub:

Set objAttachments = Nothing
Set objMsg = Nothing
Set objSelection = Nothing
Set objOL = Nothing
End Sub

And if you don't want to program: Attachment Management Tools for Outlook"