1. Steve Bliss's Avatar
    This was an issue I had some time ago with 8.0 and is now back.

    All I want to do is view an excel attachment sent to me on gmail but all it does is sit there downloading for ever. Its only a small file and I'm on WiFi.

    Any ideas how to fix??
    04-26-2014 03:11 AM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    Are you using windows phone 8.1 ? Are you trying to download via mail app or via internet explorer.
    04-26-2014 03:30 AM
  3. Roger Mike's Avatar
    if i am not mistaken simply go to the office and see there must be your (downloaded) file under the email tag.
    i had the same issue with docs file of 10mb. mail shows only once to download and its like taken forever and then the option to download .docs never shown in the mail.
    i go to the office and find there my file. open that file click on save-> choose any option phone/SD/onedrive save to phone. and then remove that file from email tag that was actually saved in your mails folder that is not accessible through explorer.
    Hope it helps,

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    04-26-2014 03:36 AM
  4. Steve Bliss's Avatar
    I'm using the Email app and its only a 277k file. Doc doesn't appear in office at all though...
    04-26-2014 03:43 AM
  5. Roger Mike's Avatar
    try to download it through internet explorer.
    04-26-2014 03:52 AM
  6. Steve Bliss's Avatar
    try to download it through internet explorer.
    Doesn't that defeat the object of having it sent to the email app though? Either way it won't work - all I get is plain text
    04-26-2014 04:05 AM
  7. Roger Mike's Avatar
    is there any other email in which attachment is available in your mails?
    check their behavior.. it might clear something. or try to restart your phone.
    04-26-2014 04:53 AM
  8. dellboy67's Avatar
    I can email a doc to myself and it downloads ok. Soft reset several times with no effect though...
    04-26-2014 05:18 AM
  9. dellboy67's Avatar
    I've noted I can't open or download files from the web either such as from my work webmail portal which I've always been able to do in the past, I just get a message that the file is corrupt.
    04-26-2014 05:27 AM
  10. Roger Mike's Avatar
    Your mobile model?
    Also try to download through third party apps like uc browser etc
    Of thats not work too then i would suggest you to hard reset once.
    And clean install each app i mean avoid restoring backup..
    If that not work too then wait for update or contact to MS..:/
    04-26-2014 07:54 AM
  11. dellboy67's Avatar
    I'm using a Nokia 520. The download has worked on this same email a few days ago whilst still on 8.1. I think I may just wait for MS to update as I really don't have the time or patience for a hard reset.

    Also tried UC browser but result was the same.
    04-26-2014 08:27 AM
  12. dellboy67's Avatar
    Still having this issue in 8.1 sporadically - has anyone else had this problem or am I the only one?
    06-28-2014 06:20 AM

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