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Windows 7: Cannot delete .eml files

21 Nov 2010   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

When I open Documents Library by selecting Documents from the Start menu delete is not an option for .eml files.

When I open My Documents it is...........problem solved!

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03 Jan 2011   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey Guys.... TWINMAN is THE MAN! Have you heard him? After struggling with this problem for long, I tried his simple solution... HOW BUGGY IS THAT?? IT worked GREAT!!!

"When I open Documents Library by selecting Documents from the Start menu delete is not an option for .eml files.

When I open My Documents it is...........problem solved!

I use MS Office but I do mantain Windows Live Mail for some applications. So I didnt want to uninstall it. This approach was simple and done deal. THank you so much, TWINMAN!

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10 Apr 2011   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Like Cosmodisk, make no sense but it works! Thanks twinman!!!
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03 Jan 2012   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

I am new to all this! I had some old emails saved in C/My Documents which I could not delete after I'd upgraded from XP to Windows 7. It was a minor issue compared to most, but annoying. Most of the posts I read here were complete techno-babble to me, but I gleaned enough from them to just try going to Properties and unchecking the two Attributes files in Advanced and then I was able to delete the emails! I just wanted to thank everyone
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03 Apr 2012   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit

I somehow saved a .eml file in my picture library on W7. When I right click there is no choice for delete or to move the file into a folder. Is there another way to do either?
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03 Apr 2012   #36

Windows 7

I came across this problem yesterday
I found that if I right click on the the .eml file and select "open file location" the documents open in a new window and when I right click on the same .eml file "delete" is an can delete your file from this
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06 Nov 2012   #37

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I've a similar problem:
I've many emails (.eml files) stored in a folder on my PC and I use a program to synchronize this folder on an external hard disk. But, every time I do the synchronization, these .eml files always seem to be modified, even though they have never been opened or modified by me!
But the files are really different: the modified date of .eml files is constantly and automatically (not by me) changed.
So I've to synchronize these files each time uselessly transferring many GBs and losing a lot of time...
I want to say that I have this problem only with Windows 7 64 bit and .eml files. Instead in Windows XP everything is working correctly.
How can I avoid this annoying problem?
Thank you.
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09 Jan 2013   #38

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Solution suggested by Twinman works for me...easy & fast, no messing up with the registry...thanks Twinman!
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28 Sep 2013   #39

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks Twinman for the simple solution! I just noticed the same problem today while trying to clean out my files. It's a funny coincidence too that your solution is also the one I found today for another issue - changing the yellow folder icon to another icon picture. Same problem and same solution - Properties, Open File Location! That's the trick! PS - If any Microsoft people are reading these posts please change the first right-click menu to work so we don't have to go through all these headaches!
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09 Jun 2015   #40

Windows 10

Old problem, but I have (had) the same problem. I use company-mandated Lotus Notes, and use a TEMP folder for composing emails, adding picture or PDFs or what not.

If there is a .eml file in the folder, I cannot delete the files. the DEL key is non-functional, and right click doesn't have delete as an option. If there are 10 files and 1 is .EML, I cannot delete them. I can delete the other 9 individually, though.

My solution is to go up one level and delete the entire folder. That works, even if there's a .EML file in it.
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