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Windows 7: Unable to open .eml attachments

24 Dec 2009   #11

Win 7 x64
 
 

Thank you for trying. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

BTW, I did not need to do those registry tweeks because I don't have the .eml_auto key in my registry.

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25 Dec 2009   #12

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi Richard,

I hope this is not considered hijacking of Keener's thread but I thought that seeing as how my problem is also with WLM it would be best to keep it all in the one thread, if not let me know and I'll delete this post and start a new thread.

Here goes:

When I receive an email via WLM that has a .doc attachment I keep getting this error -



now I have repaired both WLM and MS Office 2003 but continue to get the above error, do you know of a solution to the problem?

Thanks and Merry Christmas.
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25 Dec 2009   #13

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subyroo View Post
Hi Richard,

I hope this is not considered hijacking of Keener's thread but I thought that seeing as how my problem is also with WLM it would be best to keep it all in the one thread, if not let me know and I'll delete this post and start a new thread.

Here goes:

When I receive an email via WLM that has a .doc attachment I keep getting this error -



now I have repaired both WLM and MS Office 2003 but continue to get the above error, do you know of a solution to the problem?

Thanks and Merry Christmas.
easy go to control panel>default programs>associate doc with office

Ken J_
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25 Dec 2009   #14

 

If you create a desktop shortcut for notepad.exe and then paste that shortcut into your %profile%send-to% folder (call it something like 'read with Notepad') then you will be able to read those .eml messages in notepad in Windows7.

Please note, however, the attachments to an email message may not actually form any part of the body of the .eml file, they could be linked to instead.
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25 Dec 2009   #15

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subyroo View Post
Hi Richard,

I hope this is not considered hijacking of Keener's thread but I thought that seeing as how my problem is also with WLM it would be best to keep it all in the one thread, if not let me know and I'll delete this post and start a new thread.

Here goes:

When I receive an email via WLM that has a .doc attachment I keep getting this error -



now I have repaired both WLM and MS Office 2003 but continue to get the above error, do you know of a solution to the problem?

Thanks and Merry Christmas.
easy go to control panel>default programs>associate doc with office

Ken J_
If it was only that easy Ken J .............. but it does not work that way either, this problem is a PITBA.

I can save it to my desktop and then read it too, but I can't understand why Winword 2003 will not open it from the WLM email though .......... it used to.
I have even deleted all Windows 7 updates back to 10/2009 and the problem still exists.
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26 Dec 2009   #16

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I had the same problem and this worked for me

From:
How to enable Windows Mail app to operate in Windows 7 - TechSpot OpenBoards

* Manually edit the registry using the following steps.

* Click: Start ==> All Programs ==> Accessories ==> Run ==> Type in: regedit ==> OK

* Open: HKEY_CURRENT_USER ==> Software ==> Classes ==> eml_auto_file ==> shell ==> open ==> command

Note: If the "eml_auto_file" option is missing, it will normally not be necessary to do this edit. This key appears to be added when Windows Live Mail is installed. If Windows Live Mail is never installed it will not be there.

* Highlight: Command ==> In the right panel double click: Default ==> Copy and paste the following key into "Value Data":

"C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\winmail.exe" /eml:%1

* Save and exit.
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27 Dec 2009   #17

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by santuro View Post
I had the same problem and this worked for me

From:
How to enable Windows Mail app to operate in Windows 7 - TechSpot OpenBoards

* Manually edit the registry using the following steps.

* Click: Start ==> All Programs ==> Accessories ==> Run ==> Type in: regedit ==> OK

* Open: HKEY_CURRENT_USER ==> Software ==> Classes ==> eml_auto_file ==> shell ==> open ==> command

Note: If the "eml_auto_file" option is missing, it will normally not be necessary to do this edit. This key appears to be added when Windows Live Mail is installed. If Windows Live Mail is never installed it will not be there.

* Highlight: Command ==> In the right panel double click: Default ==> Copy and paste the following key into "Value Data":

"C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\winmail.exe" /eml:%1

* Save and exit.
And the bolded part is what DOESN'T work for me, since I don't have that key in the registry.
So, where do I go from here?
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27 Dec 2009   #18

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

.emls in notepad?....well I never....thank you Qdos!
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28 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Go here: How to enable Windows Mail app to operate in Windows 7 - TechSpot OpenBoards and download the reg files.

After you import them into the registry you will have the entries.

Read everything there too.

It will reset all your Windows Mail settings so you may want to backup your Store Root directory first.
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30 Dec 2009   #20

Win 7 Home (twice, dual boot) 64 bit
 
 

I had this exact problem with WLM when I tried to open saved .eml msgs. Simply making WLM my default email program did not help. The WLM client would open but not the msg. Here's how I fixed it; perhaps it will work with WM:
- From the start menu: Default Programs
- Associate a file type or protocol with a program
- Select .eml
- Click on the Change program button
- Browse button and browse to where you imported WM from vista (Program Files 86/ or Program Files). WLM is in the 86 folder/Windows live
- Select the executable

This worked for me.
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