Facebook: Attachment Unavailable Error on Sharing posts [Fixed Completely]

Facebook is one of the largest social networking apps that is used to connect with people around the world. It also allows you to share things like pictures, videos, and other files. Recently a very renowned error that is encountered by so many Facebook users around the world is the one which prevents the people from seeing the attachments that a particular person has posted. This error message states “Facebook Attachment Unavailable”.

"facebook attachment unavaailable" error if security settings are set to private.
Error Message

What causes the error “Attachment Unavailable”?

Many people have reported this error and it is considered that there are only a few basic reasons that can cause this problem:

  1. Your Post Sharing Settings might be set to Only me.
  2. The security settings of the actual picture might be making it unavailable after posting it.
  3. This error can be caused due to the sender’s privacy settings.

Pre Tips

If the attachment unavailable error arises on your PC, there might be a chance that some cookie is blocked in the browser that is making the content unavailable. Follow the steps below to enable the cookies in your browser:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Lock button at the start of your search bar.
    Navigate to the cookies option to investigate "facebook attachment unavailable" issue
    Cookie Options
  3. Go to the Block Section.
  4. Select and click Allow if there is any cookie.
    Allow cookies to get rid of "facebook attachment unavailable" issue
    Allowing Cookies
  5. Now click Done.

What can you do if you get the “Attachment Unavailable” Error on Facebook?

Solution 1: Edit Sharing Settings

If you are still having this trouble on Facebook, edit your public sharing settings by following the steps given below:

  1. Open Facebook and go to the Wall.
  2. Under the What’s on your mind section, click the More option.
    Click on the right most option
    More Options
  3. Click the box parallel to News Feed and select the Public.
    Set the News Feed to public to resolve "facebook attachment unavailable" error

Solution 2: Edit the security settings of the picture

If you still can’t get rid of the Attachment Unavailable issue, try to edit the security settings of the picture before posting it on Facebook. follow the steps below to carry this task out.

  1. Download the file you are unable to see.
  2. Right-click on the picture and select Properties.
    Right click on the picture and scroll down to the Properties option
  3. In the security section, check the box parallel to Unblock.
    Check the Unblock box to get rid of "facebook attachment unavailable" problem
    Unblock Picture

Solution 3: Edit Privacy Settings

If this error is still coming on your Facebook, edit privacy settings by following the steps given below:

  1. Click the drop-down option on the top right corner of your timeline.
  2. Select settings.
    Click on the settings option
  3. On the left pane, select Privacy.
    Check the Privacy settings to solve attachment unavailable issue
  4. In the Who can see your future post, set the option to Public.
    Click on Future Post to correct "facebook attachment unavailable" problem
    Future post

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Alan Adams

Alan is a hardcore tech enthusiast that lives and breathes tech. When he is not indulged in playing the latest video games, he helps users with technical problems that they might run into. Alan is a Computer Science Graduate with a Masters in Data Science.
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