Saving outlook attachment to a different file

Feb 9, 2016
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Hello All,

I currently have a code that will take a file from a specific folder in my inbox and save the attachment to "My Documents" under My Computer.

How do I get it to save the attachment to a different folder on the shared directory ? is there a way i can input the file path where I want it to be saved ?

Fam- is the folder in my inbox where it picks up the file from

Here is the code

Sub Test()

'Arg 1 = Folder name in your Inbox
'Arg 2 = File extension, "" is every file
'Arg 3 = Save folder, "C:\Outlook\MyFiles" or ""

' If you use "" it will create a date/time stamped folder for you in your "Documents" folder
' Note: If you use this "C:\Users\Ron\test" the folder must exist.

SaveEmailAttachmentsToFolder "Fam", "xlsx", ""

End Sub

Sub SaveEmailAttachmentsToFolder(OutlookFolderInInbox As String, _
ExtString As String, DestFolder As String)
Dim ns As NameSpace
Dim Inbox As MAPIFolder
Dim SubFolder As MAPIFolder
Dim Item As Object
Dim Atmt As Attachment
Dim FileName As String
Dim MyDocPath As String
Dim I As Integer
Dim wsh As Object
Dim fs As Object

On Error GoTo ThisMacro_err

Set ns = GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set Inbox = ns.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
Set SubFolder = Inbox.Folders(OutlookFolderInInbox)

I = 0
' Check subfolder for messages and exit of none found
If SubFolder.Items.Count = 0 Then
MsgBox "There are no messages in this folder : " & OutlookFolderInInbox, _
vbInformation, "Nothing Found"
Set SubFolder = Nothing
Set Inbox = Nothing
Set ns = Nothing
Exit Sub
End If

'Create DestFolder if DestFolder = ""
If DestFolder = "" Then
Set wsh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
MyDocPath = wsh.SpecialFolders.Item("mydocuments")
DestFolder = MyDocPath & "\" & Format(Now, "dd-mmm-yyyy")
If Not fs.FolderExists(DestFolder) Then
fs.CreateFolder DestFolder
End If
End If

If Right(DestFolder, 1) <> "\" Then
DestFolder = DestFolder & "\"
End If

' Check each message for attachments and extensions
For Each Item In SubFolder.Items
For Each Atmt In Item.Attachments
If LCase(Right(Atmt.FileName, Len(ExtString))) = LCase(ExtString) Then
FileName = DestFolder & Item.SenderName & " " & Atmt.FileName
Atmt.SaveAsFile FileName
I = I + 1
End If
Next Atmt
Next Item

' Show this message when Finished
If I > 0 Then
MsgBox "You can find the files here : " _
& DestFolder, vbInformation, "Finished!"
MsgBox "No attached files in your mail.", vbInformation, "Finished!"
End If

' Clear memory
Set SubFolder = Nothing
Set Inbox = Nothing
Set ns = Nothing
Set fs = Nothing
Set wsh = Nothing
Exit Sub

' Error information
MsgBox "An unexpected error has occurred." _
& vbCrLf & "Please note and report the following information." _
& vbCrLf & "Macro Name: SaveEmailAttachmentsToFolder" _
& vbCrLf & "Error Number: " & Err.Number _
& vbCrLf & "Error Description: " & Err.Description _
, vbCritical, "Error!"
Resume ThisMacro_exit

End Sub


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