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.
AND you can simply synchronise whatever SharePoint folders you want to use on your computer with the help of OneDrive for Business. I honestly think there are many other features without available workarounds that are way more pressing...
_And_ you can simply synchronise whatever SharePoint folders you want to use on your computer with the help of OneDrive for Business. I honestly think there are many other features without available workarounds that are way more pressing...
Anjani Ranjan commented
Why aren't people using https://github.com/tonyfederer/OutlookFileDrag which is available for free. It seems to solve the problem at no cost and is available with source code.
Am I missing something?
Barbara Garrett commented
PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
trine roth commented
Also the other way; Attachement from sharepoint to mail
Barbara Garrett commented
We are a government agency - and we cannot drag/drop any email in any browser going from the Outlook client into SharePoint online.
Angus M commented
This works right now for me using Edge and Outlook on Windows 10. It doesn't with Chrome.
It would be good for the functionality to spread to Chrome too. It's annoying having to explain to staff which browser they need to use for different tasks
Jeffrey N commented
I am continually disappointed with the myriad of little things that don't work or can't be done in windows.
It still looks like a beta release. I think they should fix a product before moving onto the next version release.
The entire experience of the online office suite is terrible. It clearly cannot remain like this. I'd rather go back to MS-DOS sometimes.
The tool harmon.ie will do the trick for you!
Yes, we really need this too...
dimitri iliuk commented
We got sick of waiting and deployed MacroView365.com many years ago. It works well when having to drag adn drop thousands of emails with metadata.
Mario La commented
For those wondering how to save file from outlook ios app to share point. Open file as preview in the outlook, then tap on the icon in the top right corner (arrow pointing up). Select SAVE TO FILES and browse through to your share point site/folders.
Agree drag and drop from the multitasking screen view on ipad would be logical thing to do.
This does work but only with the technology in MS Edge. Try it and you will find out.
Chrome, IE and Firefox will need to update there code base to the same as Edge for this to be compatible which will probably happen quicker than SharePoint changing as technology they have built
Please, please, please create drag and drop functionality from Outlook into SharePoint. It seems it would make many, many users' lives more fulfilled.
We created an Outlook add-in that let you drag emails and attachments right in to Sharepoint and OneDrive, even with Chrome, Firefox and IE. A free trial is available: www.dragdrop.com
Hi. A little more specific, this is embaressing for Microsoft, hands down. The master of drag and drop has a huge weakness in its shield. Adoption of Sharepoint and OneDrive is handicapped by such weaknesses. Please find a solution and be consistent in your application.
Basic functionality for Windows!
There are several use cases involved here. Yes, you can drag files and folders into SP. But afaik you can't do any of these using drag/drop:
1. drag an email into an SP library as a .eml file.
2. drag an Outlook attachment into an SP library.
3. drag an Outlook attachment onto the "attachments" field of an SP list item and have it saved as an attachment to the item. This one would be great for a typical SP use case: listening to voicemails, creating an SP list item based on the information in the voicemail, and then attaching the voicemail audio file to the list item.
The SP Modern Experience is steadily improving (now that we can use timestamped text edit fields ("append changes..."). Thanks for that, and please continue the good work. Drag/drop for attachments would be a great place to start!
Basic functionality that should be available in all Windows programs since the dawn of Windows!
Dennis Pham commented
Thumbs up on this one!