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How to Download Gmail Attachments In Bulk?

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Shubham Dixit   
Published: Jul 21, 2023 • Download , Save • 5 Minutes Reading

There might be various reasons why a user wants to download Gmail attachments. Maybe their Gmail account is running low on server space as Google provides only 15 GB of cloud storage. Or perhaps, the attachments inside their emails contain important pieces of information. Gmail provide no feature to save Gmail attachments in bulk.

In order to save attachments, we have to manually download each attachment individually. However, we can use an automated tool to save attachments from Gmail in bulk. So keep reading this article, and choose what best suits your needs.

User Query: “Yesterday I decided to free up some server space in my Gmail mailbox. But before doing that I want to save all email attachments, as they contain important information about my workspace. I tried downloading them in bulk but failed to do so. Is there any reliable solution to bulk download these attachments?”

Methods to Save Gmail Attachments Locally

There are two ways to download Gmail attachments in bulk. The first method includes using a professional tool to save time and energy. Then we will discuss the manual way of downloading attachments from Gmail.

Method 1. Professional Way to Download Gmail Attachments

It feels like getting stuck in a forever loop when we manually try to save Gmail attachments from Gmail. Therefore, we suggest using a trusted and secure automated tool like BitResq Email Attachment Extractor. 

This tool allows us to save all types of attachments from emails such as PDF, DOC, JPEG, PNG, etc. to our computer. Users can select specific formats of attachments to download only the required ones. Also, it provides a feature to download Gmail attachments in bulk. Plus, it is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS.

Follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1. Run the tool we mentioned above and then select an Email Source.

Step 1. launching the software to start extracting attachments process.

Step 2. Now Login to the Gmail account using the required credentials.

Step 2. Logging in using required Gmail credentials.

Step 3. Once logged in, select the Desired Email Folders whose attachments need to be downloaded.

Step 3. Selecting desired email folders to download attachments.

Step 4. After that, enable Use Selective Export settings for extracting attachments with specific file formats.

Step 4. Enabling Use Selective Export to export only specific format attachments.

Step 5. In the next step, choose a Destination Path or a Default Location to download Gmal attachments and then click on Export.

Step 5. Choosing a destination path to download Gmail attachments.

Step 6. Now wait until the tool is done downloading all email attachments from the chosen email platform.

Step 6. Wait until the task completes successfully.

In the free demo version Email Attachment Extractor tool, users can download Gmail attachments up to 20 attachments from each folder. Users can analyze the performance of this tool using the demo version. Later they can purchase the licensed version of this tool to avail the full benefits that come along with it.

Method 2. Manually Save Gmail Attachments on Desktop

In this method, we have to go through each email to download all Gmail emails with attachments. Follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1. Open the computer and Login to your Gmail account. 

Step 2. Now Open the Email whose attachments need to get downloaded

Step 3. After that, Hover over the attachment, then 3 icons will pop up (Download, Add to Drive and Save to Photos) as shown in the image below.

Hover over Gmail attachment to download it.

Step 4. In the final step, click on Download, and it will download the attachment.

This manual approach is free and effective to download Gmail attachments only when there are fewer attachments to download. Otherwise, it can be a major issue if there is a larger number of attachments file.

Saving them individually can be a nightmare for a user. It will consume a significant amount of time as the process gets lengthier. Plus there is a risk of skipping important attachments.


In the above article, we discussed how to download Gmail attachments in bulk. Attachments contain valuable pieces of information that we don’t want to lose at any cost. So, it is necessary to save them on our local machine before we lose access to them. In the manual method, we have to download each attachment individually.

However, it has some major limitations like a time-consuming lengthy process and the risk of important data getting lost. Therefore, it is recommended that you use a professional tool like we mentioned above. It will save a lot of your time and energy.


Q1. Does Gmail save attachments?

Ans. If you’re using Gmail then you can download an email attachment on your system, also you can use Google Drive to save this attachment. Moreover, you can use the tool mentioned above to download Gmail attachments in bulk.

Q2. How do I save a Gmail as a PDF?

Ans. To save an Email as a PDF file in Gmail, follow the given steps:

  • Login to your Gmail account
  • Open the email that you want to convert into a PDF file format.
  • Check for the Print icon on the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Click on it, a pop-up will appear.
  • There select the Save as PDF option, then click on Save.

Q3. What is the maximum attachment size for Gmail?

Ans. The maximum attachment size for Gmail is 25 MB. Also if the file size is greater than 25 MB, Gmail will send it as a Google Drive link instead of including it as an attachment.