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Windows 7: Window Live Mail and Win 7

08 Aug 2009   #1

Win 7 Home (twice, dual boot) 64 bit
 
 
Window Live Mail and Win 7

Window Live Mail: Occaisionally I save Win Live Email to a folder on my C Drive with the default file extension of "eml". In vista, when I select one of these saved files it quickly opens in Win Live Mail and be easily read. In Win 7 when I try the same, Live Mail opens but the selected "eml" file does not. In the interim, I've resorted to saving these email as "txt" files so I can later open them in a txt editor.

Any ideas on how I can get Win Live Mail to open these saved "eml" docs in Win 7. This works fine in Vista. It seems, but I'm not sure, that I use to be able to do this in Win 7 as well.

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08 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What does it do exactly? Does it come up with the dialog about no associated programs for this extension?
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08 Aug 2009   #3

Win 7 Home (twice, dual boot) 64 bit
 
 

Win Live mail opens to my inbox and displays normally; however, the "eml" file does not open. When I do this in vista, Win Live Mail opens the "eml" file and all I see is the "eml" file with the menu bar above it (no inbox etc.)

I don not recieve any file association msgs. I have made sure that Win Live Mail is the default prgm for "eml" files.
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08 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Could you post a screenshot please.
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08 Aug 2009   #5

Win 7 Home (twice, dual boot) 64 bit
 
 

I've uploaded 3 JPGs. 1 is from my file folder, a 2nd is what i see in Win 7 after I click on the file in the folder, and the 3rd is what I see in Win Vista after I click on the file in the folder.


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09 Aug 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mitaek, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In WLM (Alt+M,Tools, Options), double check to make sure that you have both Make Default buttons clicked on and grayed out. Afterwards, see if it will open your EML file properly with WLM.

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Hope this helps for now,
Shawn


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09 Aug 2009   #7

Win 7 Home (twice, dual boot) 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink. Still a no-go.

What I have done is download Thunderbird and set it as my default program for "eml" files. This works fine and gives me a good excuse to play with a new e-mail editor. Thanks for the welcome and the feedback.
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09 Aug 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Mitaek,

I'm happy to hear that you found a workaround to sort out the problem.
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10 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I can tell you that this works in the RTM.
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10 Aug 2009   #10

 

Can you be more specific about what you're referring to, pbcopter?
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