How can I download (at once) all attachments included in a single e-mail I've received in OWA?

Some of the Google search results tell me to click the paperclip icon next to the sender's name but there is no paperclip icon there.



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Normally there is a Download all link, as correctly illustrated by Franck Dernoncourt's answer. However I ran into the same issue as Joooeey (OP), namely that that link is missing.

In my case, I finally found the culprit: one of the attachments can't be downloaded, I can only Preview (left below), compared to the usual Download option (right):

Two screenshot snippets; the left one shows a dropdown menu on an attachment with a "Preview" option, and the right one shows a dropdown menu on another attachment with a "Download" option.

(The reason for this being really dumb, namely that the attachment is an email with the subject line ending in ".com", so I suppose it was mistaken for a suspicious file extension or something?)

If you find any such un-downloadable individual attachment, they're the reason you can't download everything. As a workaround, if you want to download all the rest together, you can forward the email to yourself without them (remove them individually in the forward compose window), and then you should get the precious Download all link.


Typically there is a Download all option:

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    This may look obvious but the UX of this application is painful. Most toolbars are disguised a regular text, what makes it really hard to discover them. Jul 26, 2018 at 8:06
  • @ÁlvaroGonzález +1, I confirm the UI sucks. Jul 26, 2018 at 20:41

If the attachments are shared as links to files hosted on SharePoint, there is a special workaround for the missing "Download All" button:


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