Move email attachment to another email folder

Microsoft Office outlook 2003
July 31, 2012 at 17:56:05
Specs: Windows XP Professional

In Outlook I want to set up a rule whereby when an email comes from a certain email address and has an attachment with a certain name it moves only the attachment to a different outlook folder. I have done a bit of googling and think that it needs to be done by setting the rule to check the sender and the attachment name and then running a script.

What I need is the code for the script. I have found plenty of scripts that will save the attachment to the c: drive. But what I want is to just move the attachment into a different outlook folder.

Not sure what info is needed for the script, but just use the following and I will change it up as needed:

emails from:
attachment name: Attachment for Report
move to outlook folder: Test (which is a sub folder of the inbox)



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August 1, 2012 at 01:04:49
I'm no Outlook expert, but doesn't an attachment have to be attached to something?

I've never seen a file (the attachment) in an Outlook folder without it being attached to an email, even if it's just a draft.

I'm not pushing back, but what makes you think that an attachment can be saved within Outlook separately from an email? Have you done it manually?

You've got me curious.

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August 1, 2012 at 05:29:20
I did wonder that myself so I tried dragging and dropping a Word attachment into the test folder and it worked. The attachment showed up in that folder without any email as part of it. Also the attachment still stayed with the original email in the inbox, so it must just put a copy into that folder.

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August 1, 2012 at 12:20:02
Interesting...I tried it myself and the drag-and-drop does work.

I then tried to record a macro in Outlook like one might do in Word or Excel and found that the feature is not available in Outlook.

There are 2 things I can suggest, neither one of which is going to be of very much help. ;-(

1 - I can try and talk you out of it. Read this:

2 - Since there does not appear to be a built-in rule to do what you want, you can create a rule that runs a script when your conditions are met. As you create that rule, it will ask you for the location of the script.

Now, if we could only find a script to do what you want, we'd be all set!

All of my best tries at Google searches have turned up nothing different than what you have found, which is to move the attachments to folders external to Outlook.

Sorry, I'm at a loss here. Maybe someone else will come up with something.

Good luck!

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August 2, 2012 at 21:10:47
How about this?

Just out of curiosity, what's your script that will save the attachment to the C drive?

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August 2, 2012 at 22:08:06
As far as I can, that Add-In just makes it easy to save attachments to Windows folders, not Outlook folders.

I quote from the User Guide...

Select one or more messages with attachment(s).
1 - Click the EZDetach Outlook toolbar button.You will see 
    the “Save Attachments” window.
2 - Click the Save Now button
3 - You will see a new Windows Explorer window open 
    displaying the folder with the saved attachment 

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