HOWTO extract attachments from outlook to external files


I was bouncing the company inbox size limit and wanted to extract all attachments from the inbox

One solution

This simple tool extracts all attachments between 2 dates from outlook and puts them into files,


1 select from which outlook-folder to extract from.
2 attachment output directory
3 restrict with date/times
select only emails "From DateTime" to "To DateTime" (local format of datetime)
4 Attachment size
extract only attachments where email total size larger than nn characters
5 If checked the attachments are deleted from outlook and replaced with text [filename] + [filesize]
6 start extracting
7 stop extrating (break)

Extract attachments

  1. Start OutlookExtractAtts on the same machine where Outlook is installed.
  2. [Logon via mapi to Outlook]
  3. Select folder and root directory
  4. Restrict with datetimes and body size
  5. Go

Download and go


2010-aug-31, version 0.3
Update with regexp exclude
2009-jun-16, version 0.2
Initial version

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Subject: OutlookExtractAtts

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