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Solved: Gmail: no file type on attached file which is a forwarded email

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by kagemi, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. kagemi

    kagemi Thread Starter

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    Receiving forwarded emails as attachments in Gmail. Only 2 options to access, View Text and Download.
    Download doesn't work since there is no file type extension. View Text not acceptable since images can't be seen. Any ideas on how I can open this file in Gmail or convert it somehow.?
     
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    What are you using to try to download it? Exactly where in the process does it refuse to download? Any error message?

    If you can get it downloaded you can choose an application or rename it with the correct extension if you know it.
     
  3. kagemi

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    When I click on the attachment I get 2 options, ViewText or Download. Download says it can't do it since the file has no file type. If I knew the file type I would set the proper program to open it.
     
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    What browser or email client are you using?
     
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    G M A I L, Internet Explorer, Win 7 Premium
     
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    You must have some setting that blocks the download. I tried downloading a gmail attachment with no extension using IE9 in Windows 7 Home Premium and got a popup at the bottom of IE asking if I wanted to save the file; it downloaded after I responded 'yes.' See attachment.
     

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