Attach files to list items

You can attach files to list items to provide additional details or background information, if your list supports attachments. When people view the list items, they can open the files. To add or delete attachments, you must have permission to contribute to the list.

Note: Some lists are not set up to accept attachments, and some types of files may not be allowed as attachments. For more information, see the person who owns your list or site.

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Attach a file to a list item

Remove an attachment from a list item

Attach a file to a list item

  1. If the list is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

    If the name of your list does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your list.

  2. Point to the item, click the arrow that appears, and then click Edit Item.

  3. Click Attach File.

    Note: If you do not see the Attach File option, your list may not support attachments.

  4. In the Name box, enter the path to the file you want to attach, or click Browse to locate the file.

  5. Click OK.

    Tip: After the item is attached, it will appear in the Attachment section of the list item.

  6. To attach another file, repeat steps 3 through 5.

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Remove an attachment from a list item

  1. If the list is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

    If the name of your list does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your list.

  2. Point to the item, click the arrow that appears, and then click Edit Item.

  3. In the Attachments section, next to the item you want to remove, click Delete.

  4. When prompted whether or not to delete the attachment or send it to the Recycle Bin, click OK if you are sure you want to remove the item.

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