How do I recover an attached file in an old email?

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I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the attached

file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this attachment?

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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DL

Do all your attachments get removed?

Is this pop configeration or?

"karlv" <karlv> wrote in message

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> I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the
> attached
> file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this
> attachment?
> Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
 

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What happened to it? Did you delete the attachment?

"karlv" <karlv> wrote in message

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> I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the
> attached
> file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this
> attachment?
> Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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VanguardLH

karlv wrote:


> I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the attached
> file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this attachment?
> Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.


There is no separate file floating around that somehow uses an ethereal

connection to a particular e-mail object. The attachment is *inside*

the e-mail. Attachments are encoded into a long text string (because

ALL e-mail gets sent as plain text) within a MIME section within the

body of the e-mail. It is your e-mail client that hides that section

and presents it as an attachment.

If the attachment is missing then the e-mail is corrupt or the MIME

section has been removed from the e-mail. E-mail is not for file

storage. If you didn't save the attachment elsewhere, and if it is no

longer available from the e-mail, then you'll have to get the original

sender of that e-mail to resend you that file.

Or, if you perform regular backups then you could restore an earlier

copy of the .pst file, like to a temp folder, and use File -> Open in

Outlook to load that recovered message store and dig around in there

looking for the e-mail with the attachment.
 
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a2FybHY

I think that attachments do not get archived with the email. It seems this

only happens to older emails. I'm not sure the time frame but all

attachemnts I received will have to be saved to the PC for later access if

needed. Than you for your response DL. I apologize for my late response.

"DL" wrote:


> Do all your attachments get removed?
> Is this pop configeration or?

> "karlv" <karlv> wrote in message
> news:AC8B4CE1-8968-4E31-9300-C0E8EB0E2072@microsoft.com...
> >I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the
> >attached
> > file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this
> > attachment?
> > Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.


>
 
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a2FybHY

thank you Diane. I think the real issue is when the emails get archived

without attachments. Thank you for your response and links. I apologize for

my late response.

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> What happened to it? Did you delete the attachment?

> >

>

>

> "karlv" <karlv> wrote in message
> news:AC8B4CE1-8968-4E31-9300-C0E8EB0E2072@microsoft.com...
> > I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the
> > attached
> > file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this
> > attachment?
> > Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.


>
 
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a2FybHY

I think this is what is happening with my older email attachments. backing

up my pst file periodically maybe an option. Thank you for your response

VanguardLH. I apologize for my late response.

"VanguardLH" wrote:


> karlv wrote:
>
> > I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the attached
> > file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this attachment?
> > Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.


> There is no separate file floating around that somehow uses an ethereal
> connection to a particular e-mail object. The attachment is *inside*
> the e-mail. Attachments are encoded into a long text string (because
> ALL e-mail gets sent as plain text) within a MIME section within the
> body of the e-mail. It is your e-mail client that hides that section
> and presents it as an attachment.

> If the attachment is missing then the e-mail is corrupt or the MIME
> section has been removed from the e-mail. E-mail is not for file
> storage. If you didn't save the attachment elsewhere, and if it is no
> longer available from the e-mail, then you'll have to get the original
> sender of that e-mail to resend you that file.

> Or, if you perform regular backups then you could restore an earlier
> copy of the .pst file, like to a temp folder, and use File -> Open in
> Outlook to load that recovered message store and dig around in there
> looking for the e-mail with the attachment.
>
 
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DL

Attachments are contained within the email, so if the email was archived,

the attachment is within it

"karlv" <karlv> wrote in message

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> I think that attachments do not get archived with the email. It seems this
> only happens to older emails. I'm not sure the time frame but all
> attachemnts I received will have to be saved to the PC for later access if
> needed. Than you for your response DL. I apologize for my late response.

> "DL" wrote:
>
> > Do all your attachments get removed?
> > Is this pop configeration or?
>

>> "karlv" <karlv> wrote in message
> > news:AC8B4CE1-8968-4E31-9300-C0E8EB0E2072@microsoft.com...
> > >I have an old email with attached file. I can open the email but the
> > >attached
> > > file is no longer there. What is the procedure to recover this
> > > attachment?
> > > Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

>

>
>>
 
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