Download All Attachments from Google and Save on Your Computer

Ashwani Tiwari | Published: February 23, 2021 | Gmail

There exists a little problem if you want to extract all attachments from Gmail in one go. See Gmail allows you to download attachments but only one by one from each email. So in this write-up, we will discuss an easy way, which will allow you to save all attachments from Gmail at once only.

If you are looking to manually extract all attachments from Gmail, then you are in for a tiring journey. Since you won’t be able to save all attachments at once, you will be required to download attachments from each mail, one by one. And that’s lethargic, to say the least.

So most users refrain from following the manual method to extract Gmail attachments, because of the difficulties and limitations it projects.

Steps to Extract Attachments Only from Gmail

As the manual method having a lot of limitations. Especially downloading a single attachment at a time. But here I come up with a solution to extract all attachments from Gmail account. It is a two steps solution, both are explained below:

Step 1: Create a Backup in MBOX Format of Your Gmail Account
Step 2: Extract All Attachment from MBOX File Created from Gmail

So let’s ahead and learn the first major step.

Step 1: – Create MBOX File from Your Gmail Account

To create a backup of all emails, you can use Google Takeout. It is a free data restoring utility service provided by Google. With its assistance, you can easily download the MBOX file of all your Gmail emails.

The Google Takeout may take some time to complete the process and also may skip some important files. To overcome this you can use the professional Gmail Backup utility. Now let’s go ahead and learn the steps involved in the process:

Step 1: Enter your Gmail ID credentials for logging into Gmail. Now click on “Manage your Google Account”.

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Step 2: Right-click on the “Data and Personalization” option.

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Step 3: Now scroll down the page a bit and click on the “Download your data” section.

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Step 4: Now choose the “mail” option.

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Step 5: Now configure your choices from the 3 options you will receive:

  • Delivery method: Choose the method in which you want to download your data.
  • Frequency: You can choose to export your data either once or for two months every year.
  • File type and size: Choose your preferred “download file type” and file size.

Note: Data more than 2 GB in size, will be sent in multiples of 2 GB.

Click on the “Create Export” option and you will receive a download link in your Gmail account, once the export process is completed.

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Note: – You will receive a download link in your Gmail Inbox. Simply use that link to Download complete data.

Now if you do not wish to face the hassles of the manual method (Google Takeout), then you can also use our tool- “Gmail Backup Software”. It will create a backup of data into an MBOX file.

So now you have created the backup. But you still have to extract all attachments from Gmail. So how will you do that? It will be possible with the help of our Tool.

Our tool will save you from the pain of extracting attachments from each mail, one by one. You will be able to download all attachments from “MBOX” files in one go.

So let’s go ahead and learn the second major step:

Step 2: – Extract Attachments From Gmail MBOX File

You can extract attachments from a Gmail MBOX file with the help of our MBOX Attachment Extractor Tool. It allows you to extract all attachments in one go and without any hassles.

Now let’s learn about the steps involved in the Gmail attachment extraction process…

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Step 1: Open our tool. And click on “Add Files” to add the MBOX file.

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After adding the file, the following screen will appear on your PC:

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Step 2: Now click on “Change”. And select the download pathway.

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You can also apply multiple advance filters, as shown below:

Step 3: Now click on “Extract”. And the extraction process will start.

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Now you have successfully downloaded all attachments from Gmail. Your task has been successfully completed.

Step 4: Go to the download path, to view all the attachments.

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Note: This procedure is only for Windows OS. Our tool is available for Mac OS also.

Need to Know About Gmail Attachment Extraction

The attachment extraction process is a two-way street. Firstly you will be required to create Gmail back up in “MBOX” format. And secondly, you will have to use a third-party tool, so that you can download attachments from Gmail (the said MBOX file).

And this way you won’t have to face the burdens involved in the manual process. So now you will be able to extract all attachments from Gmail in one go.

Thus it can be said that the manual attachment extraction method is only successful if there are a small of emails. But in case of a large of emails, our tools will serve as the best option for you.

Let’s learn a little bit more about…

How Our Tool Will Help You to Save Gmail Attachments

  • You won’t have to download attachments from each mail, one by one.
  • Our tool can also auto-detect the MBOX files on your PC.
  • You can directly extract attachments from the Gmail MBOX file. No Gmail login will be required.
  • You will be able to extract all attachments from Gmail at once.
  • Our backup tool also offers you the option of exporting the resultant file in different file formats.

Some Closing Thoughts

Extracting all attachments from a small number of emails in Gmail can be done manually. But if the number of emails increases, then the attachment extraction process becomes tiresome. It will not be easy for you to download attachments from Gmail manually.

So when we created our tool, we kept these discrepancies in mind. We knew our tool, should be able to bridge the gap. And now with our tool, you can easily extract all attachments from Gmail simultaneously.

You won’t have to go through each mail one by one, just for downloading Gmail attachments. Our tools will save all attachments from Gmail in just one go.