Saving files received in MacMail... need help.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hellchicken, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. hellchicken macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2008
    First off, I'm new to Mac, but not a computer idiot. But for the life of me I can not figure out how to save a file received in MacMail to any location I desire on my Mac. When I click save, the window pops up for me to define where to save like home directory, desktop, etc..., but it does not give me the option to dig deeper into subdirectories via the little arrow to the right of the folder. The arrow is there when looking at my Finder, but it is missing from mail mail save to option.

    Has anyone seen this before? I have a new MacBook Pro not even 5 months old, so I am sure I'm pretty close to the latest rev of OS. I have tried to look at preferences in both Finder and Mail, but do not see a configuration to resolve this problem. Anyway, still love my Mac, but wish I could fix this annoying problem.

  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    I just save those files to my desktop,and then I can drag to any folder or subfolder I want. Quite easy. Or,dependingon the exact setup, you can just open a new finder window alongside your email window and drag from the email to the folder you want it to go to. Perfect use of non-full screen windows!
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Doesn't it give you your hard disk name - if you double click on that it should expand out to reveal contents to the right, the keep clicking until you get to the folder you wish - I believe mine works like that (but I am currently at work in a PC and can't verify that).
  4. turkay macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2009
    Which mail app are you talking about? Is it "Mail" or "MacMail"?
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA

    In the Save Box, click the little downward arrow next to the Save As: Dialog Box, this will expand the Save window.
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Here's a visual of the above post.

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