How to preview and save attachments in gmail

Gmail has a very intuitive sầu interface, which means that to pđánh giá and save attachments works the way you expect it khổng lồ. In the các mục of emails, you can easily identify which email contains an attachment by the small paper clip icon on the right side of the danh sách.

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With the recent updates on the interface kiến thiết, the Default view will enable you lớn see the name and the type of the first 2 to 3 attachments, and even more, depending on the screen resolution & the form size of the browser window. If you want lớn activate this view click on the gear ibé on the top left side và select the “Display density” option. From the next window select the “Default view”, like in the image below, & then click OK.

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Now, not only that you can identify the attachment from the danh mục of emails without opening the mail, but you can also pReviews it by clicking on it.

PReview attachment

Gmail has a built-in phối of different viewers so you can pđánh giá a lot of different types of attachments. Here is a danh sách of tệp tin types that you can pđánh giá in Gmail:

Microsoft Office tệp tin types
File TypeExtension
Microsoft Word documents.doc and .docx
Microsoft Excel spread sheets.xls & .xlsx
Microsoft PowerPoint.ppt và .pptx
XML paper specifications.xps
Adobe file types
File TypeExtension
Adobe PDF documents.pdf
Autodesk AutoCad graphics.dxf
Adobe Illustrator graphics.ai
Adobe Photosiêu thị images.psd
Postscript files.eps và .ps
Scalable vector graphics.svg
TrueType files.ttf
Other tệp tin types
File TypeExtension
 files.zip, .rar, .tar, and .gzip
Audio files.mp3, .mpeg, .wav, & .ogg
Image files.jpeg, .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, và .tif
Video files.webm, .mpeg4, .3gpp, .mov, .avi, .mpegps, .wmv, and .flv
Text files.txt

To prevew the tệp tin just cliông chồng on the attachment, but remember not to cliông chồng on options that appear when you hover with the mouse over it.

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If Gmail does not recognize the attachment type or doesn’t have sầu a suitable reader it will show you the option khổng lồ download or to save sầu it khổng lồ Google Drive or connect more apps that will enable you lớn see the content.

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When you are in a pReviews mode you can select the options to lớn tải về the attachment lớn your computer, you can save it to your Drive “Add to My Drive” or you can print it. Also, you can open it directly from the pnhận xét pane selecting the “Open with” dropdown menu. In this thực đơn, you will have a các mục of compatible Google apps that can open và edit the attachment. Just rethành viên that opening the attachment is going lớn be saved in your drive.

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Save attachments in Gmail

You have sầu two options to lớn save sầu your attachments in Gmail. The first option is lớn save (download) your attachment to lớn your computer và the second one is to lớn save sầu your file to your drive. Also, you have a third option lớn start editing the file, but this first saves the tệp tin khổng lồ your Drive sầu và then starts the editing process. The third option is only available if the file can edit it by some of Google applications, lượt thích text or spreadsheet documents.

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These options are also available when you are previewing the tệp tin. You can see the options in the previous image.

If you save the tệp tin in Drive, a popup will appear lớn inkhung you that the tệp tin was added “Shortcut added to lớn Drive” and you can organize the tệp tin location by clicking on the link “Organize”.

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Next, Gmail is going lớn open a dialog window with the thư mục structure of your Drive sầu. Here you can select the folder where you want your tệp tin khổng lồ be saved or you can choose to lớn create a new. To create a new thư mục first go lớn the thư mục where you want to create it, and then clichồng on the “new folder” ibé on the left bottom side.

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I recommover using this option before you cliông chồng on the “Edit with Google Docs” because it helps you organize better. This means that first, you store the tệp tin in preferred location & then you edit it, oppose in saving the file automatically lớn your root folder và then having lớn go & move sầu it khổng lồ the preferred location.


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