When you first open your Gmail account, finding emails is easy since you don’t have to look through too many. But, after a while, find an email can get complicated even if you’ve memorized some of the text.
Some users may only remember that the file was of a certain amount. If that’s your case, there’s a little search trick you can use to find all email attachments that are of a specific size.
How to Search for Big Email Attachments in Gmail
To search for any email attachments, whether it’s big or small. Type has:attachment larger:10MB in the search box at the top, and the emails you see below it will be the ones that match your search.
The 10 MB used above is just an example. The maximum amount of MB that Gmail will allow an attachment to have is 25MB. So, for future searches, just replace the 10MB for another size.
You can also search in bytes. For example, if the file you need to find is 25MB, you can type the following in the search box: size.25000000.
Even if you know the size of the attachment you’re looking for, you could have a few others with the same size. Below the search box you’ll see options that by clicking on them you’ll only see emails containing the following in the attachments:
- Any time (If you want the searches to only show you files that contain the attachments from a particular point in time)
- Sent to Me (Will only show you emails you received and not that you sent)
- Is Unread (Unread emails)
How to Erase Any File in Gmail
If during your search, you want to erase any other files, there are different ways you can do it. You can check the box that selects that email and click on the trash icon above the first email on the list.
To erase all the emails on the list, click on the drop-down menu for the minus symbol. All the emails will be selected automatically. If you place the cursor above the email you want to erase, the trash icon will also appear.
With this trick, you won’t spend so much time looking for a specific file. You can use that extra time playing your favorite game on your device instead.