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.
Please enable library/folder selection when saving email attachments. Outlook 365 does allow for attachments to be saved to the Shared Documents library, but just drops them in the library without allowing a destination folder to be selected first
Umit TAS commented
big missing, My users wants to drag and drop mails as an .eml file right on the browser, from OWA to SharePoint online or OneDrive web pages. it seems there is no option for that. You need to download to desktop & drag & drop to ShaPoint online or OneDrive web pages, it must be done on cloud directly from browser to browser drag & drop must work. if you receive 100 mails in a day, your time will not be enough to put them in structured system.
Work around for dragging emails or attachments from emails to a SharePoint Library:
map the library where you want to add your emails to your local explorer browser. Than simply drag the email to the library. You can add metadata later. You can do it for the entire mail or only the attachment.
Lea Brooks commented
@Lisajs thanks for the tip - that is reasonably new behaviour I think. Here's hoping it gets rolled out to other browsers.
This works in Edge but not in IE, Chrome or Firefox. Can't speak for Safari since I do not use Apple products.
Tony Federer commented
I created a free, open source Outlook plug-in to solve this issue: https://tonyfederer.github.io/OutlookFileDrag/
I'm confused. I just tested it. I CAN drag and drop an email attachment from an Outlook email into my OneDrive for Business document library and a SharePoint site document library using the desktop and online versions of Outlook. What am I missing?
Yes! Yes, please? Valuable for Outlook but lets not overlook the overall opportunity with HTML5 drag and drop capability? Atlassian Confluence has had this kind of functionality since version 4.2 (May 2012)
It is pretty ridiculous that they haven't fixed this yet. So much for a Microsoft continuum of software working together....
Cindy LaBaza commented
I want to drag over Outlook emails to Sharepoint 365. I could do that in the old version of Sharepoint using Explorer view. Thanks,
Damn straight, 'Save as' --> to a Sharepoint location document library.
Office 365, this is a MUST
Yes, a "save as" function from the browser version of Outlook to SharePoint would be amazing!
Drag and drop, *or* right-click to save attachments into a SharePoint library. Kind of like the old "Save As" right-click function. Simple enough to pull a list of associated SPO libraries from Graph, I would think, since your O365 SharePoint tile already does this.
There's a Flow that already saves all attachments into a OneDrive folder, and another that saves OneDrive files into a SPO library - why not cut out the middleman?
Rob Bradley commented
You can right-click on an attachement to save it to OneDrive or 365 Group. You can also set the doc library on users Quick access and they can save to pretty easily.
The App Harmon.ie is a patch for this. Works great. 15 free licences to begin with , so no cost if you are small.
Bob Condas commented
Bjornar, what is version 1709? Is that the version of Windows 10 that copying an attachment from Outlook to SharePoint should work?
Bjørnar Østgaard commented
It should work from version 1709 :-)
L White VA commented
We recently switched some lists to Modern Experience. Now I can't even drag from SharePoint to Outlook email as an attachment. This is definitely NOT an improvement.
When we went to SharePoint in 2015, users grumbled--rightly so--about having to save email attachments locally before being able to drag them into SharePoint. If I now tell them they can't drag files back into emails, management will probably step in and decide to throw out SharePoint.
There is a simple add-in for outlook available that enables you to drag and drop emails and attachments right in to any web application (like sharepoint)
There is a free (trial)version available on https://www.outlook-drag-drop-to-browser.com
SARAH CLAY commented
Microsoft - please add drag and drop capability for email attachments into SharePoint. We switched file storage products to use you and you aren't even giving us this very basic capability