How to save attachments?

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How to save attachments?

Postby splintor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:12 pm

It is very strange to me, but there's seem to be no way to save an attachment to a file from X1 Professional Client. Am I right?

This seems to be a very basic functionality, yet, I can't find a way to save an e-mail attachment I see in my search results to a file. The only workaround I have is to open the item and save the bookmark from there.

Am I missing something? If not, can this be added to the wish list?

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Postby Kenward » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:45 pm

Why is it strange? Can't you save the attachments in Outlook?

X1 is search software. You can use it to find things.

Open them and save the attachments.

I agree, it would be a nice added feature, but it stretches the definition of search software near to breaking point.
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Postby w0qj » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:01 pm

Yes you can save your email attachments with X1 !

In [Attachments], highlight the attachment(s) that you want, then drag-and-drop this into a new Windows Folder.

Voila!
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Postby splintor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:43 pm

Since X1 allows you to do so many things with the search results - reply, forward, move, add to zip, open - it would seem only natural that the one of the basic things you would want to do with a file attachment is to save it to a location on disk.

Sure, there are workarounds - like opening the item and save it from there, or dragging & dropping - but a "Save" command seems very natural to me, and I don't understand why it is missing.

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Postby Kenward » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:13 am

Many of these things seem to be down to what Outlook will and will not allow you to do.

There is a steady flow of requests for more things to do with search results, especially "right click" options. X1 is listening, it seems. They recently responded positively to a similar request. So, don't give up!

It might help to make the case if you find that competing products already offer this feature. Then at least we know that it is possible. So have you checked out to see if Microsoft's search, or Google Desktop Search, can work with attachments?
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Postby w0qj » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:32 am

Here's X1's response to such similar feature requests:

http://forums.x1.com/viewtopic.php?p=10420#10420
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Postby w0qj » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:51 am

You can also use the [Add_To_Zip] which is very similar to what you are looking for, and it saves your attachments into one single ZIP file...

http://forums.x1.com/viewtopic.php?p=10932
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