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Windows 7: Unable to open .eml attachments

15 Dec 2009   #1
keeners

Win 7 x64
 
 
Unable to open .eml attachments

Hi,

I'm also having the same problem that I cannot open .eml attachments in WM using Win7.

I have tried the fixes in this thread .eml attachments won't open In windows mail in 'Seven without much luck.

I don't have the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\eml_auto_file\shell\open\command

I also tried downloaded mailclient.reg fix. Windows Mail doesn't show up in my Default Programs folder.

In Windows Mail, I have been into Tool>Options>General and changed it to Make this application the default Mail Handler.

I saved an .eml message to the desktop, did the file association to open with WM. All it does it opens the WM client and not the .eml file.

What did I miss?
TIA


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24 Dec 2009   #2
keeners

Win 7 x64
 
 

Can anyone help out? I still cannot open .eml file attachments.
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24 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keeners View Post
Can anyone help out? I still cannot open .eml file attachments.

Your little smiley face is so sad on Christmas, If I get the solution, will you change lthat crying smiley into a happy one?

It probably the pop up blocker.
Turn it off and try.
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24 Dec 2009   #4
keeners

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keeners View Post
Can anyone help out? I still cannot open .eml file attachments.

Your little smiley face is so sad on Christmas, If I get the solution, will you change lthat crying smiley into a happy one?

It probably the pop up blocker.
Turn it off and try.
Yes, I will change my to a if you find me a solution.

I still get the message:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing the action, blah blah blah."

The pop up blocker thing is not the problem. Thank you for trying.
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24 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keeners View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keeners View Post
Can anyone help out? I still cannot open .eml file attachments.

Your little smiley face is so sad on Christmas, If I get the solution, will you change lthat crying smiley into a happy one?

It probably the pop up blocker.
Turn it off and try.
Yes, I will change my to a if you find me a solution.

I still get the message:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing the action, blah blah blah."

The pop up blocker thing is not the problem. Thank you for trying.
Ill be back. I will discuss this and have another answer, keep the smiley face.
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24 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are using the abbreviation WM, which can be the old windows mail. Are you using the current windows live mail?
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24 Dec 2009   #7
keeners

Win 7 x64
 
 

I am using Windows Mail which I imported over from Vista when I upgraded to Win7.

I have no problems with Windows Mail other than opening *.eml attachments. Everything else opens just find.
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24 Dec 2009   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keeners View Post
I am using Windows Mail which I imported over from Vista when I upgraded to Win7.

I have no problems with Windows Mail other than opening *.eml attachments. Everything else opens just find.
You need windows live mail. Its an easy transfer.

There is no official support for wm on Windows 7. According to my information, WLM will open all attachments. Mine does.
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24 Dec 2009   #9
keeners

Win 7 x64
 
 

But I like my Windows Mail.

I tried all the solutions in this post:
.eml attachments won't open In windows mail in 'Seven

See my comments at the bottom of the post.

TIA.
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24 Dec 2009   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keeners View Post
But I like my Windows Mail.

I tried all the solutions in this post:
.eml attachments won't open In windows mail in 'Seven

See my comments at the bottom of the post.

TIA.
I must be honest, I really wanted to make that a happy face for Christmas, but I do not have the expertise to make WM work with 7. I would be able to help with WLM, though.

I can help you in one way. If you are going to change the registry and make other tweeks. Make a system Image of your hard drive and store it in a safe place. At least 10% of the questions that I get, are problems caused by tweeks.

In any event, sorry I could not be more help, but I truly wish that you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday and a safe and Happy New Year.
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