Save all attachments to onedrive

Henn Sarv 26 Reputation points

Hi Everyone who have some answer,

I have some questions about storing attachments to Onedrive

(Yes I have Business/Enterprice subscription and lates versions of everything)

  1. Does save attachment to Onedrive allow save the storage space. Mailbox store is 50GB and OneDrive store 1TB/2TB/5TB. When save attachment decrease the amount of space used in mailbox store?
  2. WHen answer is NO for the Q 1, do I need remove attachment after saving
  3. IS there difference between upload to OneDrive (available in Classical Outlook) and save to OneDrive (available in Modern Outlook or Outlook Web App). Looks like Save to Onedrive works differently - appear open attachment location opens OneDrive.
  4. IS there any option or tech tool for storing ALL or SELECTED existing attachments from existing messages to OneDrive (all scripts I found or API operation simply storing attachments but not saving them - look the point 3)
  5. IS there some option (existing or planned) to Save (nb SAVE not simply STORE) automatically all attachments to Onedrive
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  1. Faery Fu-MSFT 13,041 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Henn Sarv , Welcome to our forum!

    1. Saving Outlook attachments to OneDrive does not directly reduce your mailbox storage space. Your mailbox storage space depends on the number and size of your emails, not the location of the attachments. If you want to save mailbox storage space, you can delete some unnecessary emails or attachments.
    2. If you have already saved Outlook attachments to OneDrive, you can choose whether to delete the original attachments according to your needs. Deleting the original attachments will not affect the copies in OneDrive, but will reduce your mailbox storage space.
    3. In classic Outlook, upload to OneDrive is to upload attachments from your local computer to a folder in OneDrive. In modern Outlook or Outlook Web App, save to OneDrive is to directly save the received email attachments to a specific folder in OneDrive (Email attachments from Flow). The difference is that upload to OneDrive requires manual selection of files and folders, while save to OneDrive only needs one-click operation.
    4. Currently, Outlook does not provide an option to automatically save all attachments to OneDrive, if you want to save existing email attachments in bulk to OneDrive, based on my search, you can use Microsoft Flow to create an automated workflow to achieve that. Please kindly understand here which mainly focus on general issues about Outlook desktop client. It is suggested for you to post a new thread to the dedicated forum via this link for more appropriate help.

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