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Drag and Drop from Outlook to FileExplorer

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Adam asked on 08 Feb 2017, 08:51 PM
I would like to be able to drag and drop file attachments from MS Outlook email messages directly into FileExplorer. Currently, I can do this only by first saving the attachment to my computer and then dragging the saved file to FileExplorer.  Is there any way to do this?  I do not want my users copying the files locally and then having to delete them.  Thanks.

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Vessy
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answered on 09 Feb 2017, 12:53 PM
Hi Adam,

Dragging attachments from Windows to web application is not supported by the most of the browsers and thus is not a functionality available in RadFileExplorer. Such a topic is discussed in the following thread, you can find the information in it useful:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11221427/drag-and-drop-email-attachment-file-from-outlook-to-a-web-application

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answered on 09 Feb 2017, 01:10 PM
Thanks, the thread you provided was helpful.
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answered on 25 Jan 2019, 10:37 AM
I'm sorry to re-open this ancient post, but I use DragDrop.
It is an Add-in that supports Outlook 2007 and up.
I use it very often and it is such a handy and powerful tool.

You can find DragDrop here.
Oh, and they also provide a free trial here.
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answered on 17 Nov 2019, 03:42 PM

Since now asyncupload supports drag and drop from outlook, it moves the messaged and not copy it like radupload(depreciated).

I am using outlook 2010.

Can this be fixed so it will copy and not move the message?

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Peter Milchev
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answered on 22 Nov 2019, 02:33 PM

Hello Yaniv,

Microsoft has a bug report where the drag of the messages to any non-Microsoft browser (meaning Internet Explorer or old Edge) is not supported:

You might see this "working" due to some commits that Microsoft made to the Chromium core, which will be used in the new Chromium-based Edge browser.

With that said, we might need to wait for Microsoft and Chromium teams to implement the correct message upload and then the AsyncUpload might be able to properly handle the message drag and drop directly from outlook.

In the meantime, the only solution is to drag the message/attachment on the file system and then upload the files.

You can also follow this Feedback portal item for any progress on and news on the topic:

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Peter Milchev
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