Archive for January 12, 2012

Attaching Files to Meeting Invitations in Outlook 2011

January 12, 2012 32 comments

I was asked by one of our users today how to attach files to a meeting invitation in Outlook 2011. After some research, here’s how you do it:

1. Set up a new meeting invitation in Outlook 2011.


2. Once the meeting invite opens up, drag your file you want to attach into the blank gray area to the right of Duration.

Your attachment will then appear in a newly-appearing attachment line below the start and end time for the meeting.

Screen shot 2012-01-12 at 12.35.30 PM

Interestingly enough, you can’t add files to Outlook 2011 appointments. If you need to add a file attachment to an appointment, click the Invite button in your Appointment window.


The appointment will then turn into a meeting invite and allow you to attach files. Invite your own email address and hit the Send button to add the event to your calendar.

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