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How to copy photos from an email to my pictures folder

Updated February 21, 2017

You can share your photos and experiences with friends and family via e-mail. Your computer's "My Pictures" folder is a handy place to save photos you receive from loved ones, giving you quick access to your photos. You can organise the folder as you would other folders on your computer by adding new files and folders; copying, pasting and renaming image files; and removing them altogether. If you're unfamiliar with copying photos from your e-mail and placing them in "My Pictures," just follow along for the email software and operating system that apply to you.

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  1. Open the email with the photo you want to copy. Right-click on the photo and select "Save Image As." This will open the "Save Image" dialogue box.

  2. Open these folders in the following order: "Libraries, Documents, Pictures, My Pictures."

  3. Click on "Save." Your photo will be saved to "My Pictures."

  4. Follow steps one and two in the previous section.

  5. Navigate to "C:\users\username\Pictures" in Vista. In this case, "username" would apply to the login name you use to access your computer, such as "admin" or "firstinitiallastname."

  6. Save your file.

  7. Follow step one for Windows 7, then select "File, Save Attachments."

  8. Browse to find the location where you want to save the picture. The "My Pictures" folder should be under the "My Documents" folder.

  9. Double-click on "My Documents" to expand it, then scroll down to the "My Pictures" folder and select it. Click on "Save."

  10. Open Outlook and find the email with the photo you're copying.

  11. Right-click on the image and select "Save As."

  12. Follow the steps for the location of the "My Pictures" folder for your version of Windows (see "Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and Hotmail" sections).

  13. Open the photo attachment in Outlook Express.

  14. Right-click on the image and select "Save Picture As."

  15. Use the steps for the location of the "My Pictures" folder for your version of Windows (see "Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and Hotmail" sections).

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Foye Robinson is a freelance writer and Web designer with Precision Web Crafting. She shares her love for family/relationships, fitness and Web design in her writing. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University and also writes miscellaneous articles and novels.

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