When I attach a zipped file to an email - for some reason my whole desktop is exposed - how can I stop this from occurring?
Computer OS: Windows 7
Hello! My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will assist you solve your problem.Are you attaching a zipped file by clicking on the Browse... button which then shows you the content of your Desktop?
Yes. I use the browse button to find the zipped file I want to attach. Then I attach the zipped file to my email message and on the left side of the screen - it allows the recipient of the email to click on anything and seems to open up whatever is on my desktop
Well, there is no reason to be worried as you only attach one file you chose, not the whole Desktop. That Browse button is used to tell which file to upload (attach) to mail, so if you see the whole address path such as:C:\Users\<your user name>\Desktop\file.zip - it means only you see the file location upon attaching and once it gets uploaded (attached) to mail, its new location is no longer your computer (Desktop) but mail server.You can test it by clicking on the attachment once the mail has been sent and you will see that it comes from mail server, not from your computer.
Hmmm. I've sent it to another email account of mine using the same computer...and not only does the document zipped file come up...but it also gives me an option of downloading all documents....which when I do that...on the left side of the email...shows all the desk top items. Is it because I am using my same computer?
Which e-mail service you use (GMail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, etc)?
I sent a zipped file to a colleague of mine and walked over to his machine and the only thing on his computer and email I sent was in fact the zipped file. So it must be that when I open up the sent email...for some reason it's giving me an option of opening up my whole desktop as download all files option....so I guess I'm OK
I don't know exactly what you clicked but it seems you clicked to download those documents and you were given a choice to download them to your Desktop.Now when you have checked how it looks like on another computer, you know your Desktop files are safe. You only upload what you choose, so don't worry about other files that are located in the same location, such as Desktop.
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