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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by exus69, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. exus69

    exus69 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello all,

    I searched for this but could not find it anywhere.
    When I click on any attachment I want it to be opened up automatically instead of going to the downloads folder and clicking on the downloaded file again. This will be applicable to doc,docx,xls,xlsx,pdf,jpg.

    Please help

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  2. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    hmm. which email app are u using? if ur using the gmail app, and u install astro file manager, that includes an attachment downloader.. u click the attachment, it downloads and opens
  3. exus69

    exus69 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi heshanj,

    Am using the default email app which comes with Galaxy S2 and I've
    setup hotmail activesync on the same. The file manager is default
    as well.

    Please help
  4. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    i just tested with a .txt, .doc/x, .pdf. when i open the mail, click the attachment title...it opens automatically, or it opens and asks me to choose the program to open it with. if u click the save icon, it is saved in the download folder, and u have to open manually. same thing if u have many attachments, and u click save all. but even after saving, just click the title of the attachment, not the save icon, and it'll open directly :) hope that helps
  5. DaveSyd

    DaveSyd Android Enthusiast

    Perhaps the email app is looking for another app which is not there, or some other low level data coruption. You can try fixing byt going into Aettings, applications finding the app you are using then on the dialog after you tap it, clear the cache data which will rebuild itself if needed.. See if that improves things.

    Based on what you are saying there is no reason why it wouldn't open the attachement. You do have Polaris Office on the phone also correct?
  6. exus69

    exus69 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks alot heshanj for solving my prob. It was my silly mistake
    of not tapping the title of the attachment. I kept pressing the
    save button all the time. Actually I had tried tapping on the title
    some weeks back but that it never opened automatically. Guess
    I must be tapping "very softly" because its a brand new phone.

    We sort of take extra care for anything thats new lol.

    Thanks for helping DaveSyd. Appreciate :)

    p.s.: Can you guys help me out with another problem that am facing
    with the sent folder. Here's the link http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2/408079-email-app-sent-folder-problems.html

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