Mail in Win 8.1 can't find files to attach in "This PC"

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by dbcooper, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper MDL Novice

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    Unfortunately when I try to attach a file to an email in the Windows 8.1 Mail app from "This PC" I get the following:

    Anyone else?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    no problem to attach any file I want to using mail app.
    My standard app is office Outlook of course but no issues in any way in Metro app
     
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  3. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    #4 MrMagic, Oct 24, 2013
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    Is there a way to repair the mail app using command line like this for the store, but for mail ?

    Code:
     powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml 
     
  4. dbcooper

    dbcooper MDL Novice

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    #5 dbcooper, Oct 24, 2013
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    Yes, I am hoping for something like that as well. Just permissions/activation. I tried re-installing the apps but no luck.
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #6 abbodi1406, Oct 24, 2013
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    try this:
    x86
    Code:
    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemDrive\"Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.4.9600.16384_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml"
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    Code:
    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemDrive\"Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.4.9600.16384_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml"
     
  6. MrMagic

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  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    anyway, re-registering is a way to get it to run again. Guess they will issue a fix soon about that matter
     
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  8. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Just uninstalled Mail, then deleted 3 communications folders from the windowsapps folder, now reinstalled Mail, see how I get on once it has sync'd

    EDIT - Yey! Fixed :D
     
  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Thanks :D
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  10. dbcooper

    dbcooper MDL Novice

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    This problem seems to have been caused by Autodesk 360, their (very annoying) cloud storage system. Removing it fixed it.