Macro to attach last 2 items downloaded

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mobilejo

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Hi,

I am using outlook via a Office 365 subscription (not sure if that makes it 'outlook 2016' or not) on Win 10.

When I am in the 'reply' window of an email, I want a macro (preferably that runs off a simple button on the toolbar) that will go to a specified folder (my downloads folder) and attach the 2 most recent files in that folder to my reply.

I don't want it to send the message, just grab the attachments.

Can anyone help with this?

Many thanks
 

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Diane Poremsky

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The macro at Use a Macro to Attach Files to New Messages has the basics - you;ll need to use a counter to get the two newest.

Are you using reading pane compose? The code for that is a little different from what is used in open messages.
 

Diane Poremsky

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this is a tweaked version of the code and works with the reading pane compose - BUT it only adds the newest file. I'm not sure how to get the second newest. If they have similar filenames (that are unique to those files), you can find the newest then get the part of the filename that matches and add all files with that in the filename.

Code:
Sub AttachNewestFileReadingPane()
' You need to set a reference to the scripting object
Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
Dim fso As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim strFile As String
Dim fsoFile As Scripting.File
Dim fsoFldr As Scripting.Folder
Dim dtNew As Date, sNew As String
Dim exp As Explorer

Set exp = Application.ActiveExplorer
Set objMail = exp.ActiveInlineResponse
If Not objMail Is Nothing Then
Set fso = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
strFile = "C:\Users\Diane\Documents\"
 
Set fsoFldr = fso.GetFolder(strFile)
  
    For Each fsoFile In fsoFldr.Files
' check the age
         If fsoFile.DateCreated > dtNew Then
             sNew = fsoFile.Path
             dtNew = fsoFile.DateCreated
             Debug.Print sNew, dtNew
        End If

Next fsoFile
    With objMail
        .Attachments.Add sNew
    End With
 

mobilejo

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Thank you! I will have a play with this and see if I can tweak it to my requirements. The filenames will be similar for the 2 files each time.
 

Diane Poremsky

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if you can find the newest file, get the fileame then look for files that match, it would work -
this snippet takes first 4 letters from the newest file name and adds all files that match. It's on the page I linked earlier.

strName = Right(sNew, Len(sNew) - Len(strFilePath))
strName = Left(strName, 4)

For Each fsoFile In fsoFldr.Files
If Left(fsoFile.Name, 4) = strName Then
sNew = fsoFile.Path
End If
Next fsoFile
 
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