Shortcut to Save Multiple Email Attachments in Outlook

When someone sends you an email message that has multiple attachments, there's an easy way to save them all to your computer and get them out of your email inbox.

Outlook 2007:

  1. Open the message that contains the file attachments you want to save.
  2. Right-click on one of the attachments.
  3. From the dialog menu, click Select All.
  4. Right-click the attachments again, and this time click Save As.
  5. This will open up Windows Explorer where you can choose the directory in which you want to save the attachments.
  6. Click the OK button to go back to the email message.

Outlook 2003:

  1. Open the message that contains the file attachments you want to save.
  2. Hold down the Shift key, and then click each attachment so they're all selected.  (If you only want some, hold down the Ctrl key instead.)
  3. On the File menu, click Save Attachments.

Once you've saved the attachemts, you can choose to remove the attachments & keep the email message, or remove the attachments and delete the email message.  Either way, you've got the Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or photos saved where you can easily find them.

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