Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can save OutlookAttachView to a USB flash drive or other similar storage unit, and run it on any computer.
What’s more important is that the Windows Registry section does not receive new entries, and files are not left behind on the hard drive after program removal. Plus, you can keep the app in your pocket whenever you’re on the move.
The tool’s packed in a standard interface with an uncomplicated layout, where you can make the necessary adjustments from the Mailbox Scan Options screen.
So, you can select the Outlook profile, specify a date and size range for message scanning, skip the exchange of public folders, create a file type exclusion list, establish “From” and “To” strings to take into account, as well as pick the message direction (incoming, outgoing or both).
Once all attachments are displayed in the main frame, you can copy them to an external file, export their information and use a search function when dealing with large amounts of data. But you may also create an HTML report of all or selected items, as well as place an app icon in the system tray area for easy access.
The straightforward tool barely uses CPU and system memory, so it shouldn’t burden the computer’s overall performance. It is very responsive to commands and works well, without making the OS hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. Although the GUI is not visually impressive, OutlookAttachView supplies power users with rich yet intuitive options for extracting Outlook email attachments.
OutlookAttachView doesn’t require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file – OutlookAttachView.exe
If you have only one profile in your Outlook, and this profile doesn’t require any password, you can run OutlookAttachView even without starting Outlook, and it’ll automatically scan the mailbox of your current Outlook profile. Otherwise, it’s recommended to open Outlook in the right profile before starting OutlookAttachView.
After running it, OutlookAttachView starts to scan your Outlook messages and display the found attachments in the main window of OutlookAttachView. If you want to stop the scan process, simply choose the ‘Stop’ menu.
After the scanning process is finished, you can select one or more of your attached files, and copy them into the desired folder, by using the ‘Copy Selected Files To’ option. If have large attachments that you want to delete, you can use the ‘Delete Selected Attachments’ option. Be aware that when you use the delete option, only the attachment file is deleted. The message itself remains on your mailbox.