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I am listening to the mac power users podcast now and David talks about how to do a search for a file then hold down option and up arrow to select that file then I can select many files and it will put a thumbnail on the top  Then I can hit option right arrow and choose to email these files.  When I hit email opens up a new message and says 4 files attached but there is no attachments in the email.  

Am I missing a step?

 

Also if I go to a file and tap the space bar I thought it was supposed to give me a preview of that file.  I think David mentioned that too.  

 

Thanks for your help 

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I am listening to the mac power users podcast now and David talks about how to do a search for a file then hold down option and up arrow to select that file then I can select many files and it will put a thumbnail on the top  Then I can hit option right arrow and choose to email these files.  When I hit email opens up a new message and says 4 files attached but there is no attachments in the email.  

Am I missing a step?

 

Also if I go to a file and tap the space bar I thought it was supposed to give me a preview of that file.  I think David mentioned that too.  

 

Thanks for your help 

 

I've just tested this with Mail.app and it's working as expected. To help work out what is going on, could you let me know the following:

 

1. Which email client are you using?

2. Is there anything special about the files you are attaching? (weird names or paths, unusual file types)

3. If you open Console.app, are there any errors logged when trying to do this?

 

Also, you need to tap 'shift' for QuickLook in Alfred as the spacebar will just add a space to Alfred's query field.

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For what it's worth, I'm having just the same problem attaching any file using this this function. Mail.app opens a new message with the subject indicating the file is attached, though no files are attached. 

 

1. Mail.app in Mountain Lion

2. jpgs. PDFs. I've tried a number of files and can duplicate it every time. 

3. Yup. Two errors every time: 

 

 

4/23/13 11:24:39.399 AM sandboxd[52725]: ([52579]) Mail(52579) deny file-read-xattr /Users/docpete/Dropbox/Public/checkbox.jpg
4/23/13 11:24:39.416 AM sandboxd[52725]: ([52579]) Mail(52579) deny file-read-data /Users/docpete/Dropbox/Public/checkbox.jpg
 
You'll notice in the error logs that I've used files in my Dropbox folder. I've tested this with files on my desktop, too -- same results. 
 
Thanks in advance!

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For what it's worth, I'm having just the same problem attaching any file using this this function. Mail.app opens a new message with the subject indicating the file is attached, though no files are attached. 

 

1. Mail.app in Mountain Lion

2. jpgs. PDFs. I've tried a number of files and can duplicate it every time. 

3. Yup. Two errors every time: 

 

 

4/23/13 11:24:39.399 AM sandboxd[52725]: ([52579]) Mail(52579) deny file-read-xattr /Users/docpete/Dropbox/Public/checkbox.jpg
4/23/13 11:24:39.416 AM sandboxd[52725]: ([52579]) Mail(52579) deny file-read-data /Users/docpete/Dropbox/Public/checkbox.jpg
 
You'll notice in the error logs that I've used files in my Dropbox folder. I've tested this with files on my desktop, too -- same results. 
 
Thanks in advance!

 

As for the sandbox errors, Andrew may be better to help you but, the quicklook feature isn't available via Spacebar. It is in OS X but in Alfred, the spacebar could be used to modify text input so the hotkey is different. To preview a selected result in quick look, try pressing Shift, or Cmd+Y. That should get you going.

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You shouldn't see this sandboxing issue - essentially, Mail.app is told to open files and OS X is preventing Mail.app from accessing these files. This isn't happening for the majority of users so may just be a permissions quirk. I've moved to noted to think about at some point.

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