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I'm just trying to figure out where in the phone the attachments get saved after you open them?

I remember opening a PDF attachment from my email using my Droid X. The email was deleted so I'm trying to find the PDF that was downloaded by my phone when I opened the attachment.

I have an MSN account.

Anyone knows the default location in the phone?

Thank you

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Via the GMail app? I'm not sure that it keeps the attachments it previews. –  Matthew Read May 27 '11 at 2:58

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By default, email attachments and browser downloads are stored at:

/sdcard/download

Can also be identified by some File Managers as:

/HWUserData/download

If the device doesn't have a user-replaceable SD card the location should be:

/mnt/sdcard/Download


Some apps may have their own default location, or save to appropriated locations based on the file extension.

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Mine is at /mnt/sdcard/Download, presumably because I don't have a removable SD card. –  Al E. Sep 5 '12 at 14:39
    
@AlEverett Yes, you're correct about that! I just recently added a removable SDCard, and my previous locations was the one you've mentioned. Thank you for the comment, I'm updating the answer now. –  Zuul Sep 5 '12 at 14:46

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