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I do have a question about Gmail which you may have addressed earlier or might have hints for. For some reason, I am unable to attach pdfs, txt files etc in Gmail. I have had Time Warner's basic Internet access for over 15 years. I am using Microsoft Windows 7, running AVG antivirus, Adaware, on a Dell Studio XPS. When I try to attach a file, gmail inserts something about fake path in the attachment option. I am using the same path from my hardrive that I've always used before.

asked Aug 28 '12 at 19:29

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What browser are you using? Are you using Chrome? I've found Chrome and Firefox to behave the best when trying to attach files to Gmail using Drag/and/drop.

  1. Where are the attachments? Are they in an email or on your hard drive / desktop?

  2. If you still cannot attach files using Chrome and dragging and dropping from a folder on your PC, what happens if you click Add a file in the gmail window?

Thanks!

-Steve

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answered Aug 28 '12 at 19:32

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My browser is Internet Explorer Version 9.0.8112.16421.

The attachments or on my hard drive/desktop.

In gmail, I always have clicked on the "attach a file" button.

Interestingly, when I tried to send a one page MS Word attachment to a friend yesterday, I finally got "oops your e-mail was not sent; error # 12152". I could not tell if that was from Microsoft or from Gmail.

Thank you for your quick response.

(Aug 29 '12 at 11:53) groovyisgreat groovyisgreat's gravatar image

A simple sollution would be using Dropbox. Put your files in to your public folders and copy/paste the link in your email. I use it a lot and I never get any message. And even with a free 2 gig from dropbox you are far way from ever needing to delete files in Dropbox.

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answered Oct 29 '12 at 14:04

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