Attachment Not Downloading in Gmail
The attachments that do not download with Gmail is a major issue. The issue cannot be considered as a Gmail problem alone. Web browser issues also contribute to this. The web cache that is stored on the system prevents further downloads. Internet connection problems also cause this issue. The issues with the security software that are installed upon the system may prevent the application from downloading files that are viewed as unrecognized or the file extension not included with the filtering options database. Temporary issues with the Gmail server also contribute to the issue of attachment not downloading in Gmail.
Discussed below are some tips to fix the issue of attachment not downloading in Gmail:
- Check Security Software
- Troubleshoot Temporary Issues
- Clear Browser Cache
Check Security Software
The presence of certain security software in the system may prevent the user from downloading files that are attached with e-mail messages that are received in Gmail. The software block attachments that are having file extensions which make the tool suspicious and thus prevents downloading. Disable the software and try downloading the attachment from Gmail.
Troubleshoot Temporary Issues
The temporary issues related with Gmail server would be solved immediately after reporting the issue with the Gmail team. The issues with the user system like slow connection or connection disabled problems should be solved by the user itself. The issue should be reported to the Internet Service Providers if the user cannot solve the connection issue.
Clear Browser Cache
The browser cache is the folder that stores the details regarding the web pages visited by the user with a particular web browser. The browser cache folder causes issues with browsing and downloading when the cache becomes too big. The user should clear the browser cache regularly for avoiding such issues. The option for clearing the browser cache would be found at the 'Tools' option and the options may differ according to the browsers.
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