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Ability to Save Attachments to OneDrive Official Today

Microsoft announced today on its Office Blogs that everyone is officially gaining the ability to save attachments in directly to OneDrive.

We reported on this development over the weekend, and not all accounts had the feature yet. Also, we weren’t sure if this was a beta experiment or something that was to be rolled out to everyone. Well, as of today, the latter is the official  word from Microsoft.

We’ve made it simpler and tidier to manage these email attachments. When you receive an email with an attachment or group of attachments—documents, pictures, music or videos—you can now save them to OneDrive in just one click.


Send Attachments to OneDrive

We showed you how it works in our previous article: Save Attachments to OneDrive with a Click, so read that to learn exactly how it works to send your attachments to OneDrive.

What I didn’t know then, but have since learned is all of your attachments will appear in OneDrive as a folder called “Email Attachments” which will make them much easier to find. However, the folder in my OneDrive is just called “Attachments”.

Here’s a look at the desktop version of attached files I sent to OneDrive from


And here is how it looks in the modern version on Windows 8.1 – still only called “Attachments” but most of the files are there.

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Since I have been testing it out this afternoon, some attachments seem to go missing, and not everything is syncing properly, but this feature is new, and hopefully the kinks will be worked out soon.

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If you don’t see this feature yet, Microsoft advises to keep checking over the coming week.

This is a great feature though, and I would love to see it on the app for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android so you could send a file over to OneDrive while on the go and work on it from your PC later. Maybe that feature is coming in the future? But for now, enjoy this feature for now.

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