I had a program that would always attach the same file to GMAIL (Compose > Attach File > Open From > "MyProgram"). It would always select the same file.
What it was doing was:
String path = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "/file.3gp";
File f = new File(path);
Uri data = Uri.fromFile(f);
Intent i = new Intent();
Can't attach empty file
Pick up file as
- Normal Android Way (For MMS,Gmail,...)
- File Way (Try this if above fails)
Ok, got it to work now, after a lot of research and intercepting some Intents.
What I had to do was change the file:/// to content://.
I did this following this information from Android: https://developer.android.com/intl/ja/reference/android/support/v4/content/FileProvider.html
The only major change was that I used a hard-coded path to /sdcard/file.ext. Also, the line
getUriForFile(getContext(), "com.mydomain.fileprovider", newFile);
was changed to
Uri contentUri = FileProvider.getUriForFile(this, "com.mydomain.fileprovider", newFile);
Also had to include:
intent.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_GRANT_READ_URI_PERMISSION); intent.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_GRANT_WRITE_URI_PERMISSION); i.setData(contentUri);
I do not really understand why I had to change from File to Content, but after this, the file is now being attached again! See the link if you face this issue, and don't forget about the new .xml that needs to be created.