Sharing files from the finder

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by jwolf6589, May 20, 2018.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

    jwolf6589

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    #1
    For some reason I am only able to share files from the finder through email when Apple Mail is the default email client but not when Outlook or Thunderbird is the default. Anyone know why?
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    are the files in a specific folder? on the desktop? or in different places... and you're saying you can't attach files in outlook (or thunderbird), or you can't drag & drop into an email?
     
  3. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

    jwolf6589

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    I can drag and drop or attach them, but they cannot be attached from the share menu in the finder when Mail is not the default email client.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    could they ever? the share menu seems to be a default list; you can deselect things from that list, but not add apps (& if i'm wrong, someone please correct me)...
     
  5. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Have you gone to System Preferences > Extensions > Share Menu?

    Changing the Default Email Reader (Mail > Preferences > General > Default Email Reader) doesn't change the settings for the Share menu. That might seem to be unwanted behavior, but a benefit is that it allows you to have multiple mail apps available in the Share menu.
     

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