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Office 365 (Outlook 2016 | Outlook on the Web) - How to attach files as OneDrive files

The following article will explain how to attach files as OneDrive files in both Outlook 2016 and Outlook on the Web.

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Outlook on the Web

Outlook 2016 for Windows

Note: Attachments are limited up to 35 MB in size. This applies to Outlook desktop and web clients. Attachments may take longer to upload if you aren't connected to the campus internet. 

Outlook on the Web

1. While composing an email message, click the attachment button at the bottom of the message window.

Screenshot of "Attachements" highlighted in red on mail task bar 

2. By default, your OneDrive folder should be automatically selected. You will be able to browse and select files to attach from your OneDrive library with ease. 

3. If you need to upload an attachment from your local computer, click on Computer to bring up the file explorer. Browse for your file and click Open.

4. You will be asked whether you would like Upload and attach as a OneDrive file, or just Attach as a copy. Click on Upload and attach as a OneDrive file to attach the selected document, as well as upload the file to your OneDrive library.

5. Once you send the email with the attachment, you will find your attachment uploaded to a folder called Email attachments in your OneDrive library.

Outlook 2016 for Windows

1. Begin by insuring that you have OneDrive as a connected service. You can check this by clicking File, and then clicking Office Account.

2. If OneDrive isn't a connected service, click on the Add a service box, click storage, and click OneDrive. Follow the steps to sign in.

3. While composing an email message, click on the Attach File button in the toolbar.

4. Once you have selected a file to attach, click the arrow pointing down on the attached file to open the dropdown menu. Click on Upload to OneDrive, then select your OneDrive location.

5. Once you click send, the document you saved to OneDrive will either appear in the Email attachments folder, or a folder just named Attachments.

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Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-01-08 16:55 CDTUpdated:2018-05-31 08:52 CDT
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