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Windows 7: .eml extentions

07 Jan 2010   #1
scala

windows 7 professional
 
 
.eml extentions

Hello

Before doing a clean install from vista to windows 7 I saved all the emails from an email program I was using at the time called "essentialpim" to an external HD.

Now I have also installed office professional and I am using outlook. The problem is , how on earth do I import my emails which have a .EML extention into outlook ?

any ideas anyone ?

kind regards
Scala


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07 Jan 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Scala,

The following might be able to help you.

Files that have the .eml file name extension do not open in Outlook 2007
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #3
scala

windows 7 professional
 
 

Hi dwarf , thanks ..but it didn't work. I downloaded the zip file and tried to install . A window opened saying "the expected version of outlook was not found" . So it seems to me that the version i have already has this fix installed. So I must be doing something else wrong . ... its probably something really simple but i have tried so much already without success

scala
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #4
scala

windows 7 professional
 
 

ahhhrrrr ... now when I try to lauch outlook a window pops up saying "unable to open outlook" what should I do ? I think that this is due to the hot fix that would not install . Should I set it back to a restore point ?

please help

Scala
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Sorry about that. Have a look here Cannot open the Outllook Wondow
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do you actually need these old emails in Outlook, or do you simply want to be able to read them?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #7
scala

windows 7 professional
 
 

I looked at the link .. do I enter this > "outlook /resetnavpane" intothe cmd prompt ? or where do i enter this ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #8
scala

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Do you actually need these old emails in Outlook, or do you simply want to be able to read them?
it would be ideal .....some of them yes . They are stored in such a way that I cannot see what they contain unless I open each one with wordpad

scala
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I think we're going to kick ourselves. The solution is quite simple. Open Outlook and select the Drafts tab. Select your .eml files and drag them as shown below.

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