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Save Outlook.com Attachments to OneDrive with a Click

A new feature floating around for various Outlook.com accounts is the ability to save attachments directly to OneDrive. There has been no official statement from Microsoft about this feature, but it’s showing up in various accounts.

Save Attachments Directly to OneDrive

According to Neowin, which appears to be the first site to pick this up, it’s not clear if Microsoft is slowly rolling this out as a feature, or if it’s testing it out with different accounts.

When you get an Office document attached in an email, click on it as you normally would to view or download it, and now you’ll see a box pop up with three options: View online, Save to OneDrive, and Download.

Save to OneDrive

I tested out some other file types too and it still provides the option to save to OneDrive, Download, or view or listen to the file. For instance you can view photos in a slideshow or directly play music files or watch video files.

File Types

But the best part of all of this is the ability to easily save attached files from Outlook.com to OneDrive, and when you select that options, you’ll see a message in the upper right corner while files are uploaded.

uploading

I have several Outlook.com accounts for testing and other reasons, and I have only noticed the ability to save to OneDrive in one of them. Once this feature is rolled out to everyone, it will definitely be a useful time saver.

And what I would hope the company does extend it to Windows Phone as well. That way I can save an Office document to OneDrive, and then start working on it when I get to my main computer or laptop.

Check your Outlook.com account and see if this feature is available for you. If so, let us know what you think of this feature in the comments below.

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One Response to Save Outlook.com Attachments to OneDrive with a Click

  1. Philip Wilson January 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    If you have OneDrive set up so as the folders are mirrored on your HDD (the default?), you can already easily save attachments to OneDrive by simply pointing the ‘save as’ dialog to the appropriate folder.

    ***In fact, having done this just now, it seems that the action as described above has prompted Outlook.com to throw up the option ‘Save to OneDrive’ soon afterwards!

    Regards

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