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Missing Attach File Option in Gmail on Verizon Galaxy Note 2?Support

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  1. Fapple

    Fapple Member

    I've been on Android since day 1 and have always had the option to attach files from within the Gmail app.

    On this phone, I only have the option to Attach Picture or Attach Video.

    I need the ability to attach multiple PDF files from my Dropbox account to a single email. This was easy on my Galaxy Nexus but is proving to be a PITA on the Galaxy Note 2.

    I know I can use the Attach Email app as a workaround but I use Android instead of iOS so I don't have to use workarounds...and this app won't let me attach directly from Dropbox.

    Why was the Attach File option removed from this phone?

  2. JustDriftin

    JustDriftin Well-Known Member

    I just did it with the gmail app. If you have Solid Explorer installed, you can do it too. I selected attach picture, solid explorer, went to my sd card selected document folder, then selected the file I wanted to send, the screen when back to gmail with the file attached. I sent it to myself to check if it worked and it did come in.

    A PITA and I agree it should have been native to the gmail program but it did work.
  3. Corki2

    Corki2 Well-Known Member

    Try choosing the attach picture option and choose a document instead. It works for me. I have Astro File Manager installed, not sure if that matters but it came up as a choice for me to browse to my "picture" but I just chose a couple documents, one Word and one PDF and it worked fine.
    DeusDexMachina likes this.
  4. Fapple

    Fapple Member

    Right now, I can attached only a picture or video from my Dropbox, or I can attach any file from my SD Card via Attach Email (or one of the apps you guys mentioned).

    I'm looking to be able to attach any file directly from my Dropbox to an email. The only way to do this now is to save the file from Dropbox to my SD card and then attach it with Attach Email. That is a pain in the ass!

    This was possible on my Galaxy Nexus without any workarounds.
  5. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste Guide


    On my note 2 if I select "attach picture" from dropbox, I only see picture files, but if I tick the "show all" box at the bottom of the "choose file" screen, all files appear and I can attach any of them.

    ren857 likes this.
  6. Fapple

    Fapple Member

    You're my savior Roger. THANK YOU!

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