Please let me drag Outlook attachments into SharePoint
Something I find myself wanting to do pretty frequently is storing an email attachment somewhere into SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. I want to simply drag the attachment from Outlook directly into SharePoint or OneDrive in the browser. Alas, I cannot. I am forced to save the attachment somewhere (my Desktop, most likely) then either drag+dropping it into SharePoint/OneDrive or using the upload function in SharePoint/OneDrive to get it uploaded.
It should be easier than that. Microsoft, please consider adding this functionality to get even more user-friendly integration between your suite of products.
Thank you for everyone who has been providing feedback on this thread. There is a variety of work happening to make it easier for people to save to/from OneDrive and SharePoint. There are no specifics and ETA’s to share at this point.
The drag and drop is back (in Chrome, Edge & IE).
Deb W commented
We used to be able to save directly into SharePoint via the URL...now we can only save if the library is synced to my laptop. Way to make it more complicated!
Same thing for us. We use the sync for as an alternative. However our users prefer the drag & drop.
Callum Neil commented
Same here - used to work, no longer does on Targeted release. A very handy feature I hope is fixed soon.
@Babak Danyal confirming that this no longer works for me in Targeted Release, using Chrome 78 and latest Edge. This has worked for Targeted release previously since Chrome 76, but I noticed it stopped working in Targeted very recently. Hope this is fixed soon.
Babak Danyal commented
It was working in Standard release and for testing I switched my tenant to Targeted Release and it has stopped working.
When you drag from outlook to SPO in browser it shows a box and a email icon but when you release nothing happens.
In standard release it use to show the message "Drag your items here" or something similar but it is gone in the Targeted Release (I am hopping it is a bug in the targeted release that needs to be fixed).
@robin It works with Microsoft Edge too
Robin Lawrie commented
This doesn't work using Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint Online and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
This does work using Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint Online and Google Chrome.
it's so silly that Microsoft can't fix their own product and allow options to direct drag and drop emails to IE browser .
Chrome is best :)!
Are you able to elaborate on connecting the library to Outlook? Is it possible to do this, or are you suggesting it as an enhancement?
Lars Kongshaug commented
Our solution to this problem is quite simple, we have a desktop application called Invo Move.
Invo Move is integrated with MS SharePoint / Office 365 and simplifies search for business information across and storing e-mails and attachments through drag and drop functionality. Invo Move offers the user full access to MS SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive for Business directly from Outlook.
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This works a treat in Google Chrome. Just need to connect the library to outlook first.
Werner Sevenster commented
This is now available via the latest version of Google Chrome.
Test it out guys, attachments and emails can now be transferred into SharePoint.
My end users keep asking for this functionality., Please help me make them happy!
Just following up on the Admin post from May 14 - is there any further information or update on the work to make it easier to save from Outlook to SharePoint?
I’m in Targeted Release, and occasionally see a SharePoint icon appear in my Outlook ribbon. The button is inactive, and comes and goes. I can’t find any information about this - is it an upcoming feature?
Trevor Bramwell commented
I use OnePlaceMail's Save To SharePoint Add-In. Superb, lets you choose SharePoint site, library, folder and add metadata to the email or attachment. Should be core functionality.
I see that you can now "upload" an email attachment directly to document library, but when you click the site name the file goes automatically without letting you choose which folder to put it in. It also gets uploaded with a bizarre name and gives you no option to choose the file name. You then have to find it in sharepoint and rename it. Almost there! Please fine tune the process!!
I'm not interested in 3rd party apps to do what should be core functionality.
Paul de Jong | SLIM Applications commented
Looks like this problem has been addressed by browser vendors. Edge and the latest Chrome (version 76) support drag and drop of emails and/or email attachments from Outlook directly to SharePoint. There is no need to first save the emails on your desktop and then upload them. The emails are uploaded as msg files.
If you require advanced functionality like extracting email metadata such as Subject, From, Sent date, ... or set custom metadata you will need additional tools (e.g. SLIM Companion Explorer).
Kev Winchcombe commented
Just in case it helps I've been using OutlookFileDrag add-in to do this, it works very well.