If an Outlook task contains many attachments, to extract and save them to a local folder, in general, you have to save them one by one manually. Yet, in this article, we will introduce a method to batch save all attachments in one go.
At times, you may receive a task assigned from someone else. And this task may contain several important attachments in its body. In face of such a task, you may need to extract and save these attachments to a Windows folder. Yet, unlike email, you cannot save them in batches by default. Outlook only allows you to save one by one. Obviously, it will be too tedious if there are too many attachments. Hence, here we will introduce a way to let you accomplish this task in bulk.
Batch Save All Attachments in a Task to a Windows Folder
- At the very outset, launch Outlook application.
- Then, trigger Outlook VBA editor with reference to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
- Next, copy the following code into an unused module.
Sub BatchSaveAttachmentsFromTask() Dim objTask As Outlook.TaskItem Dim objShell, objWindowsFolder As Object Dim strWindowsFolder As String Dim objAttachment As Outlook.Attachment Dim strFolder, strFilePath As String 'Get the task Select Case Outlook.Application.ActiveWindow.Class Case olInspector Set objTask = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem Case olExplorer Set objTask = ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1) End Select 'Select a Windows folder for saving extracted attachments Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") Set objWindowsFolder = objShell.BrowseForFolder(0, "Select a folder to save Tasks' attachments:", 0, "") If Not objWindowsFolder Is Nothing Then strWindowsFolder = objWindowsFolder.self.Path & "\" If objTask.Attachments.Count > 0 Then For Each objAttachment In objTask.Attachments strFilePath = strWindowsFolder & objAttachment.FileName objAttachment.SaveAsFile strFilePath Next End If Shell "Explorer.exe" & " " & strWindowsFolder, vbNormalFocus End If End Sub
- Subsequently, exit the VBA editor.
- After that, add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar or ribbon.
- Eventually, you can have a try.
- First off, select or open a task.
- Then, click the newly added macro button.
- In the popup dialog box, select a Windows folder as per your needs.
- Afterwards, click “OK”.
- At once, the Windows folder will be displayed, in which you can find the extracted attachments.
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