How to Download Blocked Files in Gmail: Bypass Anti-virus Warning


Google offers a variety of services to its users and millions of people are happily using Google everyday to sort out many of their routine tasks done. Starting from searching things to sending and saving emails and other documents, we all prefer to choose Google. Initially, we all used to use Gmail to backup things before they introduce the Google Drive. Now, we can use the Google Drive to save things around. Yes, if you are going to send big attachments through Gmail, your attachments will automatically send through your Google Drive. The recipient will even save the documents to his Google Drive easily. If you’re having an issue with attachments to the Gmails, you have to Bypass Anti-virus Warning by using a special trick. See how you can download Blocked files in Gmail easily from the given methods. Keep on reading! 

First of all, did you know why do we get such errors? If you are not aware about the exact reason of such error, you should know about it before doing anything. Here’s the reason :

Why do we get Blocked Files Error on Gmail Attachments?

There is no any legit reason of such errors in attachments to your Gmail. However, the reason behind this error is another file attachments to those files. Yes, if the attachments are sent with zip file, you’ll get such errors. Additionally, Google blocks down a number of files with different extensions. According to Google, you can send or attach files with only a few extensions. If the attachments are of different extensions, you will get such blocked files error while downloading an attachments of your Gmail accounts. According to Google, there are certain file types which can’t be included with the attachments of your Gmail account. Following file types should not be attached as an attachments to your Gmail account.

File types you can’t include as attachments

.ADE, .ADP, .BAT, .CHM, .CMD, .COM, .CPL, .EXE, .HTA, .INS, .ISP, .JAR, .JS (NEW), .JSE, .LIB, .LNK, .MDE, .MSC, .MSI, .MSP, .MST, .NSH .PIF, .SCR, .SCT, .SHB, .SYS, .VB, .VBE, .VBS, .VXD, .WSC, .WSF, .WSH 

You can know more about this from the official FAQ page of Google.

If you are very well aware of these file types and the person whom have sent you the attachments and want to download it anyway, just follow these guidelines and get them downloaded right away.

Basically, there are two ways with which one can download Blocked files in Gmail or some files having an issue downloading. If you are receiving such error while downloading attachments from your Gmail’s inbox, you could use one of the methods enlisted below. Just follow the steps and you’ll be able to open the blocked files in Gmail or can bypass anti-virus warning from Gmail.

Method 1 : Save Blocked Files to your Goole Drive

It is always recommended to search for a solution on Google if you are having some troubles with any of Google’s services. Since Gmail is a service from Google itself, there’s a forum on Google which lets you sort out the basic issues you are having. However, some tricks will never be enlisted on the official Google forum and for that reason, you have to seek help from other sources. If you ever get such blocked files error, just save the files directly to your Google Drive’s account. Following steps will help you to do so.

Step 1 :

Make sure you are signed into your Google account. Go to your Gmail account and select the mail with an attachments with blocked files error. You have to open that particular Email from the Inbox.

Step 2 :

Hover over to the attachment of the file where you will see two options with two icons. One icon will suggest you to directly download the file the other option is for Google Drive.

Step 3 :

In order to save your attachments directly to the Gmail account, just select the second option which should look like the image below. The second option will directly save the file to your Google Drive account.

Step 4 :

The attachments will automatically save to the Google Drive’s account.

Step 5 :

Now, to view the downloaded files, just go to your Google Drive and select the recent option from the left side. You should see the downloaded attachments in the Recent option.

This was the first method to download blocked files in Gmail. This is the easiest way to open the files which are blocked by Google. Now, let’s see one more method to bypass anti-virus warning from Gmail.

Method 2 : Open Email in Outlook

If you search for the solution to open blocked files in Gmail, most of the people have suggested this solution. You can try this as well. Just follow these simple steps to open the blocked files right away.

Step 1 :

Go to the Inbox and select the email with an attachments of Blocked files or errors.

Step 2 :

Now, at the upper right side of the email, you should see More option. Kindly click on this option and a drop down menu will appear.

Step 3 :

From the Drop down menu, Select Show Original option.

Step 4 :

At the bottom left side of the page, you should see Download original option. Click on this option.

Step 5 :

Save the downloaded file with .eml extension. You have to select this option during the downloading process.

Step 6 :

Now, you just need to open this file with any other email client installed on your PC like Outlook or any other one. Just select the file and open the Zip file. You would be able to explore all the files within that particular attached files.

So folks, this is how you can view blocked files in Gmail. By now, if you ever see such blocked files error or other errors while downloading an attachment, give one of the above methods a try and you should be able to view all the files easily.

What’s your take on this? Do you know any other such methods with which one can easily view Blocked Files in Gmail? If yes, drop us in the comments section given below this post. We’d be happy to add it to this list so other readers too can make use of it. Stay tuned for more such useful updates in the coming time.

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