When I search in Gmail app for files that were attached to emails, Gmail can't find them. Is there a way to see all of my attachments from Gmail? 3rd-party apps would be acceptable too.


If you search for has:attachment within the Gmail app then you should see emails which have attachments.

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  • If I search : file name:attachments I can find the file? – user60695 May 14 '14 at 15:25
  • That should find the email/conversation that has the attachment with that name, yes. – bmdixon May 14 '14 at 15:29

Gmail attachments (I think) are stored on the server until you download them. When you do they end up in your downloads folder on SD/flash, so you can open the folder with file manager.

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  • I delete all my download (to save place on my phone) ..so all the attachments that I download in the past not there and when I search on Gmail I can't found them. – user60695 May 14 '14 at 14:51

There is a free app called Attachment INBOX Free which searches through your mail applications cache for attachments and provides a great search engine for your attachments, including filtering by type and search result ordering by date, type, size, name.

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    from this app I can also download the file to my device or just view them? – user60695 May 14 '14 at 15:26
  • you can also download files. you have also filters search – luda May 14 '14 at 15:39

you should use the new gmail INBOX + the "has:attachment" and you'll see thumbs of them all

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