Attach files directly from Onedrive to emails in Outlook.

I am using Office 2016 for Mac and want to do the obvious and attach a file previously saved to the Onedrive to an email I am composing in Outlook. The 'attach file' button does not seem to give access to Onedrive - am I missing something?

I read that this was not possible for Outlook 2013 - is this still the case in 2016?




Hi David,


We can attach files from either our personal OneDrive account or OneDrive for Business account when composing emails in Outlook 2016 for Mac. However, we need to set up those accounts firstly. For your reference: Get started with the new OneDrive sync client on Mac OS X.


After that, when we compose an email and click on the Attach button, we can then select files in our personal OneDrive folder or OneDrive for Business folder. Here is an screenshot from my side for your reference:



If the feature doesn’t work for you, I’d like to collect some information:


  1. The detailed version of your Outlook, such as 15.32(170309). To get this, click Outlook > About Outlook.
  2. Do you want to attach files from your personal OneDrive folder or OneDrive for Business folder? Have you set up these folders as the article above says?
  3. After clicking the Attach button in Outlook, please capture a screenshot and share it with us for analysis.
  4. What kind of account do you use in your Outlook, an Office 365 for Business account, a Gmail account or any other kind of account?


Looking forward to your updates.




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Last updated October 18, 2020 Views 5,361 Applies to: