Save Outlook Emails to One Drive Using Power Automate

For Outlook enthusiasts, the cloud-based capabilities of Power Automate herald a game-changing convenience: the seamless saving of email attachments directly to OneDrive.

This article is your step-by-step guide to bridging your Outlook account with OneDrive, ensuring that every incoming attachment is automatically stored in the cloud.

Dive into the setup process with us and discover how to streamline your workflow with this essential function.

By the end, you’ll not only master a key productivity hack but also unlock a level of organizational efficiency that’s nothing short of transformative.

Get ready to elevate your Office savvy to new heights!

Question: Prior to this feature, was there an alternative method within the Outlook application or on to consolidate all incoming attachments in a single location for convenient access?

How Power Automate Allign One Drive and Outlook to Save all attachments?

The Outlook application conveniently stores all your attachments in the ‘Outlook Secure Temp Folder‘, allowing for easy access and utilization at any time.

Additionally, Microsoft OneDrive serves as an efficient storage solution, akin to Dropbox, where you can seamlessly save all your attachments using Power Automate.

This integration enhances file management and accessibility, streamlining your workflow.

This blog is a very detailed step-by-step for those who are new to building workflows.

First Go to the Microsoft Power Automate website and log into it.

Click on the template from the left navigation section:

Search the “Outlook” keyword under the search bar, which will show you all related templates to access.

Select “Save email attachments to your OneDrive” from the list.

Click on this selection and you will be redirected to the home page of this option:

Now you can have easy access to your email attachments from OneDrive. All attachments sent to your inbox will be saved in a folder called Email Attachments from Power Automate.

Scroll down to find a couple of options, including and OneDrive. You are required to link both of these services with your registered account for seamless integration and access.

Click Create Flow, which will take you to the internal page of the flow setup, you can check out the details, connections, status, and 28-day run history.

You can also check out a few action button rows on the top of the screen which allow users to Edit, share, delete, export, analyze, and turn off.

All Set!

You can check out the status, by clicking on My Flow from the left navigation section. From the right, you can see the list of live flows with their name and type.


In conclusion, integrating Power Automate to save Outlook emails to OneDrive streamlines your workflow, ensuring important communications are securely backed up and easily accessible.

Throughout this article, we’ve meticulously guided you through each step of the process, demonstrating how simple and efficient it is to automate this task.

By leveraging this powerful tool, you’re not only enhancing your productivity but also safeguarding vital information.

This automation is more than just a convenience; it’s a strategic approach to managing your digital communications effectively.

We hope you found this guide informative and easy to follow, and we encourage you to implement this solution to experience firsthand the benefits of automated email archiving.

Remember, embracing such smart solutions is key to staying ahead in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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Amit Bansal

My Name is Amit Bansal, and I am the founder of "Mail Smartly", With a track record of penning in-depth blogs and producing informative YouTube videos, for a deeper dive into solutions and tutorials, visit my YouTube Channel

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