How to Copy & Move Multiple Email Attachments in Microsoft Outlook

by Andrew McClain
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Microsoft Outlook lets you compose, receive and edit emails. Like all other email programs, you can attach files or receive attached files in your email messages. At times, you may have more than one attachment in an email. You do not need to open or select and move each of them individually. Outlook enables you to select multiple messages and either copy and paste them to a new location, or you can save all the attachments in a message to a new location.

Copy and Paste Multiple Attachments

Step 1

Open Outlook and select the message with attachments.

Step 2

Press the "Shift" key and click each of the attachments.

Step 3

Press "Ctrl-C" to copy the attachments. You can also right-click and select "Copy."

Browse to where you want to move the attachments and press "Ctrl-V" to paste them. You can also right-click and select "Paste." Another option is to drag the selected attachments directly to the new location.

Save Attachments to New Location

Step 1

Open Outlook and open the email with attachments.

Step 2

Click the "Attachments" tab, and click "Save All Attachments." You can also select all files, right-click on one and select "Save As."

Browse to the location you want to save the files and click "Save." Your files are moved to the new location.


  • These steps apply to Outlook 2013. Different versions of Outlook may have different steps.


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About the Author

Andrew McClain has been writing since 1994. He has written several articles for various websites and writes user guides and software manuals for several freelance clients. He has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri.

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