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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Visual Basic Macro for Outlook

    Good Morning,

    The code below will look for at incoming emails and create a folder in desired location for each attachment automatically. It names the folders whatever the attached file is but i actually need it to label the folders with the name of the sender.

    Example, if i get an email with an attachment from i want the script to create a folder called thecompany and save the attached file in that folder. That's the ultimate gold but i can settle with as the folder name as well.

    Sub SaveAttachments_VariableFolder(MyMail As MailItem)
    Dim Atmt As attachment
    Dim FileName As String
    Dim lenName As Long
    Dim strPathAdd As String
    Const strPath As String = "C:\test\" ' set as desired
    On Error Resume Next
    MkDir strPath
    On Error GoTo 0
    For Each Atmt In MyMail.Attachments
        If (Right(Atmt, Len(Atmt) - InStrRev(Atmt, "."))) = "pdf" Then
            lenName = InStrRev(Atmt, ".") - 1
            ' Trim possible spaces before the extension.
            ' A space at the end of the name created a problem with deleting the folder
            strPathAdd = strPath & Trim(Left(Atmt, lenName)) & "\"
            On Error Resume Next
            MkDir strPathAdd
            On Error GoTo 0
            FileName = strPathAdd & Atmt.FileName
            Atmt.SaveAsFile FileName
        End If
    Next Atmt
    Set Atmt = Nothing
    End Sub

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Fox Lake, IL

    Re: Visual Basic Macro for Outlook

    Check to see IF the directory already exists. Making a new one will fail a second time. Also, RESUME NEXT is not a good way to trap errors. It tends to HIDE them. Trap for a specific error, and then another...

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