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Remove Attachment From an E-mail

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Do you want to keep a message in your Inbox but don't want the attachment to clutter up your hard drive?

This How-To Article shows you how to delete an attachment from a message in your Inbox, while still keeping the message itself.

Remove Attachment From an E-mail

1. Double-click the message which you would like to remove an attachment for.

Tip: You can remove an attachment from any E-mail message in any mail folder in Outlook.

2. Right-click the attachment you would like to remove.

3. From the menu that appears, select "Remove".

4. Click the File menu and select "Save" to save the message without the attachment.

Important Note: Once you remove the attachment and save the message without the attachment, you can not get the attachment back, unless you have first saved the attachment on your hard drive.

5. Click the File menu and select "Close".

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