How to View an Attachment in Gmail

To view an attachment in Google Mail: Hover over the attachment file, and then click the attachment name . A pop-up page should appear displaying the file.

If you have been using Gmail for a while and want to search for a particular attachment or find all of your attachments, there are a couple of search filters you can use. In this post, we’ll show you two ways to do that.

The first way is to use the “has:attachment” filter. Simply copy and paste the filter in the search box and press enter. This will bring up all emails that have attachments and list them, even if they are in different categories. For example, if an email is in the updates category and not in the inbox, it will still show up in the search results.

If you know the extension of the attachment you are looking for, you can use the “filename:extension” filter. For example, if you want to find all PDF files, simply type “filename:pdf” in the search box and press enter. This will show all of the PDF files in your emails. The same goes for other extensions like “.docx” for Word documents and “.jpg” for images.

It’s important to note that if an email contains multiple attachments with different extensions, they will all show up in the search results. For example, if an email has a PDF, a Word document, and an Excel spreadsheet, all three attachments will show up in the search results when you search for PDF files.

Once you’ve found the attachment you are looking for, you can open it and see where it’s located. If it’s in a different category or not in your inbox, you’ll be able to see that too.

In conclusion, searching for attachments in Gmail is easy and can save you a lot of time. You can use the “has:attachment” filter to find all attachments or the “filename:extension” filter to find specific file types. We hope this post helps you in your email searches.


Why can't I see attachments in Gmail?
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How do I view an attached email in Gmail?
Open your email browser and go to ... Click on Inbox and then Open the email.Move your mouse to the attachment at the bottom of the message.Click the download button (Arrow Down).More items...•
How do I view attachments in Gmail on my phone?
Select a message with an attachment, then select the file shown in the message itself.The attachment will open automatically using the preview app, or another you may have on your Android device for that specific file type.
Why can't I open my email attachments?
Unrecognized file format One of the most common reasons why you can't open an e-mail attachment is because your computer doesn't have the necessary program installed to recognize the file format. For example, if someone is sending you a .