How to extract PDF attachments from Outlook PST file?

In the corporate world, it is generally seen that at a point of time, it seems impossible for the user to manage Outlook PST files and their attachments. Due to a lot of attachments, it becomes difficult to extract a desired one easily.

User query – “I was using Microsoft Outlook for a long time and now I have a huge collection of attachments in my Outlook email client. I want to save only PDF files from my emails. Kindly suggest the best solution for me to this problem.”

You have no need to worry as in this article we will provide you the solution to your problem and discuss the ways in which we can separately save our PDF attachments in a particular folder.

There are two methods by which this task can be achieved – one is manual solution and other is an automated software solution.

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Why extract Outlook attachments?

  • The main reason is the oversize issue of Outlook PST files. Instead of splitting Outlook files, a user can extract attachments from Outlook files.
  • One of the reasons is the easy management of Outlook files
  • Easy access of Outlook attachments separately like .doc files, text files, pdf files etc.

Manual method to extract PDF files from Outlook

  • Open your Outlook email client
  • Open the email containing PDF file
  • Right click on the PDF file
  • Click Save as option
  • Browse the location where you want to save the PDF file
  • Enter its name
  • Click Save

Why need a third-party solution?

The biggest limitation of the manual method is it extract PDF attachments one by one which is really a time-consuming method and, in this way, a user is not able to work on the huge amount of files. Due to this, people move to third-party solutions. Now, the main issue is which software is the best one for quick and effective extraction of PDF attachments without any loss.

Softaken Outlook Attachment Extractor – perfectly designed to extract Outlook attachments

Softaken Outlook Attachment Extractor is the best software to extract desired Outlook files in a few minutes. You are free to extract any attached files. The software can extract Outlook attachments from any version of MS Outlook like Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003. There is the full security of all attachments. No damage and corruption will be done to the single file.

Working of Softaken Outlook Attachment Extractor

  • Step 1. Selection of required Outlook PST files
  • Step 2. Have a preview to recheck the accuracy and number of files loaded
  • Step 3. Choose the format to save the files like txt, doc, pdf etc.
  • Step 4. Provide a location to store the results