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Advanced Options Window

The Advanced Options Window is where you configure additional EZDetach settings. Options defined here apply to all invocations of EZDetach, whether you run it manually, using the toolbar button, or automatically via AutoSave, Scheduler or Outlook Rules.

General Tab

Save Attachments From Embedded Messages

“Embedded messages” are messages which are attached to other messages. Embedded messages may contain their own attachments. Enable this option if you would like EZDetach to process them.

Prompt For Custom File Name

Enable this option to have EZDetach prompt you to provide a custom name whenever you save an attachment manually.

Add Sender Information To Saved Files

If enabled, EZDetach will store additional information in the saved attachments which can be viewed in separate Windows Explorer Columns.

You can use this as an alternative to appending the extra fields to the file name itself. Storing this extra information allows you to sort the saved attachments by sender, date or subject in order to quickly locate them. In order to sort files, click on the corresponding File Explorer column header.

The extra columns are:

  • Author - message sender
  • Date Modified - message received date

If you do not see the Author and Comments fields by default, you can enable them by following these steps. In Windows File Explorer:

  • Click View -> Choose Details menu command.
  • Check Author and Comments fields. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, look for the column Authors.
  • Click on OK.


On Windows Vista, you have to reboot after installing EZDetach in order to see values in the Author column.

Prompt To Reattach Links When Forwarding A Message

If checked, EZDetach will ask you whether you would like to automatically reattach detached files when forwarding a message which contains links created by EZDetach. If this option is not checked, EZDetach will not reattach detached links when forwarding a message.

Automatically Open Destination Folder After Saving Attachments

Open the Destination Folder in Windows Explorer after attachments are saved.

Include Mailbox Name In Folder Name

When using the Use Outlook Folder Name Subfolder Naming Option, include the name of the topmost folder. (Usually your mailbox name).


This option does not affect File Name Template Fields.

Process Images In HTML Messages

Save embedded inline images from messages in HTML format.


If you are seeing many small images from email signatures saved, you can disable this option to prevent that.

Do Not Display Save Attachments Window

Enable this option to have EZDetach save email attachments without displaying the Save Attachments Window. Please note that this option is only supported when you select Use Most Recent Folder destination folder preference.

Warn Before Processing All Messages In A Folder

Enable this option to have EZDetach prompt you before saving messages with the All Messages In Current Folder option. This is intended to help you prevent accidentally saving all attachments in a folder instead of only the ones from messages you have highlighted (Selected Messages).

Generate SharePoint Compatible Names

Enable this option if you are saving attachments directly to a mapped SharePoint drive. New in version 6.1.

Manage Destination Folder Preferences

Opens the Destination Preferences Window.

History Tab

Remember Which Messages Have Been Processed

Enable this option to have EZDetach keep track of which messages you have processed already.

Do Not Process Messages Which Have Been Processed Before

Skip messages which have been processed previously. This option allows you to run EZDetach periodically on an entire folder (or entire mailbox) without worrying about saving duplicate attachments.


We recommend enabling this option whenever you use the Scheduler.


The two history options above do not apply to the Remove Attachments command.

Clear Message History

Reset the history of processed messages. If you clear history and re-run EZDetach on the messages from which you have saved attachments previously, they will be saved again.

Logging Tab


Troubleshooting Log

Our support team might ask you to use EZDetach with the Troubleshooting Log enabled, then zip and email the log file to us if we are working with you to troubleshoot an issue you might be experiencing.


Remember to zip a log file before sending it to us to make it smaller.

Enable Troubleshooting Log

Enable EZDetach diagnostics log.

Open Log Folder

Show the log troubleshooting log file in a folder.

Scheduler Tab

Here you can configure EZDetach to run automatically at a pre-define time of day and automatically save attachments from the folders you specify.

Configure Scheduled Folders

This button opens the Mapped Folders Window where you can specify which folders you would like to have processed by the Scheduler.

Configure EZDetach Schedule

Specify at what times you would like to have the Scheduler run.