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I need a function, which saves the attachments in the emails inside an outlook folder to a file folder on the drive with the same name. So lets say the outlook folder is named Cortina. The code looks through the folders to find if there are any files with attachments.  The following code achieves that.

So when the code realizes there is a new file with an attachment inside the folder, it will take that file and save it under c:\roberto\cortina

SO if the outlook folder was named roddick than the path would have been c:\roberto\roddick.

how can I achieve this?
Sub GoToProjectsFolder()
'Makes the "Projects" folder the active folder in the current instance of Outlook
'v1.00 28Jun2007
    Dim myolApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim mynamespace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim myFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim found As Boolean
    Dim strFolderName As String
Dim oltempitem As Object
Dim atmt As Attachment
Dim filename As String
Dim filefolder As String

    'specify the folder you are looking for
    strFolderName = "Inbox"
    
   
    Set myolApp = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application")
    Set mynamespace = myolApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    
    
    Set myFolder = mynamespace.Folders("Mailbox - Ruben Cortina").Folders("Clients")
    
   For i = 1 To myFolder.Folders.Count
For j = 1 To myFolder.Folders(i).Items.Count


'myFolder.Folders.Ite

'   MsgBox myFolder.Folders(i)
'myFolder.Folders (i)
   Set oltempitem = myFolder.Folders(i).Items(j)
    If myFolder.Folders(i).Items(j).Attachments.Count > 0 Then

For Each atmt In myFolder.Folders(i).Items(j).Attachments
'
'MsgBox myFolder.Folders(i).Items(j).EntryID
'
'myFolder.Folders(i).Items(j).EntryID
    
   


Next
'MsgBox oltempitem.Subject
End If

   
   Next
    
Next
    
'   For i = 1 To (mynamespace.Folders.Count)
   

    Set myolApp = Nothing
    Set mynamespace = Nothing
    
    
    
End Sub

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by:puppydogbuddy
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Have a look at the sample code at this link:
           http://www.slovaktech.com/code_samples.htm#StripAttachments

The code has a called function to add the attachments to a temp folder, which you should be able to adapt to your needs.
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Helen_Feddema earned 500 total points
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This code will do it (modify as needed for your setup):
Public Sub StoreAttsInFolder()
'Created by Helen Feddema 2-Sep-2010
'Last modified by Helen Feddema 2-Sep-2010

On Error GoTo ErrorHandler

   Dim nms As Outlook.NameSpace
   Dim ofld As Outlook.Folder
   Dim sfld As Scripting.Folder
   Dim fil As Scripting.File
   Dim fldInbox As Outlook.Folder
   Dim itm As Object
   Dim msg As Outlook.MailItem
   Dim att As Outlook.Attachment
   Dim strAttName As String
   Dim strFolderName As String
   Dim strRootFolder As String
   Dim fso As New Scripting.FileSystemObject
   Dim strFolderPath As String
   Dim strFilePath As String
   
   strRootFolder = "G:\Documents\Attachments\"
   Set nms = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
   Set fldInbox = nms.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
   
   For Each ofld In fldInbox.Folders
      strFolderName = ofld.Name
      For Each itm In ofld.Items
         If itm.Class = olMail Then
            Set msg = itm
            If msg.Attachments.Count > 0 Then
               For Each att In msg.Attachments
                  'Create Explorer folder if needed
                  strAttName = att.FileName
                  strFolderPath = strRootFolder & strFolderName
                  Debug.Print "Folder path: " & strFolderPath
                  Set sfld = fso.GetFolder(strFolderPath)
                  strFilePath = strFolderPath & "\" & strAttName
                  Debug.Print "File path: "; strFilePath
                  att.SaveAsFile strFilePath
               Next att
            End If
         End If
      Next itm
   Next ofld
   
ErrorHandlerExit:
   Exit Sub

ErrorHandler:
   If Err.Number = 76 Then
      Set sfld = fso.CreateFolder(strFolderPath)
      Resume Next
   Else
      MsgBox "Error No: " & Err.Number _
         & " in StoreAttsInFolder procedure; " _
         & "Description: " & Err.Description
      Resume ErrorHandlerExit
   End If
   
End Sub

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Also, declare the ofld variable as MAPIFolder if using a version of Outlook earlier than 2007
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