I can't download any attachments from the list or library in SharePoint 2013.

Even I can't see the attachments. I only see the paperclips. What should I do?

  • Even can't you download attachments in list item edit mode? May 3, 2016 at 6:14
  • yes I'm not able to see any attachment except the paperclips
    – nancy
    May 3, 2016 at 6:51
  • Can you download the attachment which is uploaded by you? Did you check your permission on the list? May 3, 2016 at 7:05
  • yes, I have full control . I uploaded by myself. but can't download or read the attachments
    – nancy
    May 3, 2016 at 7:13
  • did you double check the downloads folder of your browser that the attachment was not downloaded there?
    – Taterhead
    May 3, 2016 at 7:52

2 Answers 2


You can use Event Receiver and create another list (ListA) to record your attachment link.

Maybe your process is:

  1. Users add list items and attachments

  2. List event will be fired

  3. Use Event Receiver to get attachment url and then Write into ListA

You also can refer to the following web site:




You can use JSlink to make attachment download by clicking on Paper Clip Icon representing attachment. You can use the code and explaination provided in the below link.

Make List Item Attachment link clickable with JSLink

It works wonder.

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