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Finding previously viewed image in mail


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 24, 2019
Is there a way to recover a viewed image that I would have looked at in the mail app?

i have my gmail account connected to my mail app and viewed an image file of a receipt a couple of weeks ago. later I viewed it again on gmail through a web browser on my work computer and deleted the file thinking I wouldn’t need it anymore. I regularly delete my trash folder so on gmail it’s deleted forever. Now of course I need the receipt but it’s no longer recoverable in gmail.

Does Mac keep a thumbnail or cached view of the file I opened that I could somehow recover?
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