Why is it if I download an image sent to me through Gmail the filename of the image was changed into downloadfile? Is there a way that the filename won't be changed after downloading it from Gmail?

Samsung Galaxy 5, if it matters.

  • I'm not sure if this will solve your problem, so I'll leave a comment: does using app such as "Save my Attach" help your problem? – Bryan Denny Feb 2 '11 at 2:36
  • I tried to replicate the issue but on my EVO images downloaded in the Gmail App don't get the name changed. This happens to every image you try to download? – Daniel Mar 4 '11 at 22:44
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    I've only noticed this with failed/partial downloads (from anywhere) - when I've had particular problems with something I've ended up with 'downloadfile', 'downloadfile-1', 'downloadfile-2', etc. Otherwise, I'm sure my downloaded files keep the original filenames. – FoleyIsGood Mar 7 '11 at 18:45
  • I think FoleyIsGood is on to something there. Verify that your download is completing and its the whole file. – Daniel Mar 24 '11 at 20:30

The newest version of the Gmail app supports file downloads, rather than previews. If you're using the website I would think that Foley is correct.

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