Google Mail: Open Attachments in Default Program

Google Mail: Open Attachments in Default Program

Google provides two ways to view attachments: in GroupWise or in the associated application. The associated application is the application in which the attachment was originally created, or the application that is intended to display the file.


Emails that have attachments will be marked with a paperclip next to the received date.

Click the “View” link to view the attachment in a new window.

Click the “Download” link to open it with its associated application. In Chrome, you will see the download at the bottom of your open window. Click the file to open it, or click the drop-down arrow to open it in its folder.


If you wish to edit and save the attachment, make sure to click “Save As” and save it in the location where you will be able to recover it.

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