# MacOS – What’s going wrong with context menu’s Save Attachment in Apple email

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Apple email will Save Attachments to a folder of my choice, when I use File / Save Attachments from the menu at the top of its window. However, if I use the context menu for the attachment icon (i.e. two fingered tap on the touchpad), and choose Save Attachment, the attachment will not be saved to a folder of my choice. It is saved to some sort of temporary folder.

What's going wrong here?

For example, with a PDF file attachment I can use the context menu and do Save Attachment and try to save to e.g. ~/Documents/email attachments. I will not be able to find it there with Finder. But with Spotlight I can find the file and open it in Preview. Then, in Preview, I can move the file to ~/Documents/email attachments (with File, Move To).

I'm using Mail.app Version 7.3 (1878.2) under OS X 10.9.3 (13D65) on a MacBook Air 13 (Mid 2013).