Now You Can Save Outlook.com Attachments Directly to OneDrive

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Outlook.com with 0 Comments

Microsoft announced this past week that it has begun rolling out a curiously obvious feature for Outlook.com: You can now save email attachments to OneDrive instead of downloading them to your PC or device. The feature is called Save to OneDrive, logically enough. And it works exactly as you’d expect.

I don’t see Save to OneDrive implemented on my own Outlook.com yet, so I’ll need to go by Microsoft’s description for the time being.

According to the company, when you receive an email with one or more attachments—including documents, pictures, music or videos—you can now save them to OneDrive in just one click: A new “Save to OneDrive” link appears below those attachments. (Previously, the only option was “Download all as zip,” or you could click individual attachments to open or save them.)

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And now, if you only want to save a single attachment to OneDrive, you can click it and a new menu pops-up, letting you choose between If you only want to save an individual attachment, you can do that too–just click the one you want to keep and choose Save to OneDrive from the available options.

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On the flipside, Microsoft already offers Share from OneDrive in Outlook.com: that feature was added back in October 2014. To attach a file from OneDrive in an Outlook.com-based email message, choose Insert from the toolbar and then Share from OneDrive.

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