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Windows 7: How to open .eml file in Windows Live


07 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 
How to open .eml file in Windows Live

I just installed a new hard drive. I forwarded all of my e-mails to g-mail as attachments. They have an .elm extension. Now that I have Windows 7 and Windows Live mail installed, I can't open them. When I click on them Windows live starts , but the e-mail is not there. Where did it go. I am confused. Thanks in advance for any help.

Clint

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08 Mar 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Clint,
If you still have access to the emails you forwarded, try this. Export & Import Messages in WLM.pdf Make sure WLM is set as default.


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10 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks RoadRunner, I've tried everything that I can think of with no luck. I have made WLM my default, did repair from install, tried the import-export. I've found out from Google that I'm not the only one with this problem. What I really don't understand is when you export an e-mail from WLM it puts a .eml extension on it. When you try to import the same file with WLM it won't. Doesn't make sense that the same program that made it can't open it. If I copy it to my desktop then drag it to the in box, it will open it but with a lot of garbage. a lot of = signs and whatever. Hope someone finds the solution.
Regards Clint
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10 Mar 2012   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Clint, I think it might be because you don't sign-in to WLM with a Windows Live ID i.e. a hotmail dot com email account.
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10 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I am signed in.
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10 Mar 2012   #6

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Has WLM been set ?

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10 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

My second reply says that WLM is set as the default mail program.
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10 Mar 2012   #8

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 5Clint7 View Post
My second reply says that WLM is set as the default mail program.
Sorry about that. Tell me what happens when clicked after unzipping attachment. Reply to thread 'How to open _eml file in Windows Live'.zip


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10 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 5Clint7 View Post
I just installed a new hard drive. I forwarded all of my e-mails to g-mail as attachments. They have an .elm extension. Now that I have Windows 7 and Windows Live mail installed, I can't open them. When I click on them Windows live starts , but the e-mail is not there. Where did it go. I am confused. Thanks in advance for any help.

Clint
When I click on them Windows live starts , but the e-mail is not there.
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13 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I just got an update from Windows Live. It fixed my e-mail problem. I can now click on an .elm file and it opens in Windows Live Mail. Thanks for all the suggestions anyway.

Clint
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