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Windows 7: No program designated to open the .eml file

08 Jan 2010   #1
jdgriff78

windows 7
 
 
No program designated to open the .eml file

Shawn,
I am having trouble with .eml files that are attached to emails. Win 7 says that there is no program designated to open the file. I use the information in this thread to gain entry to the list - lo and behold .eml is already listed. So I uncheck it and recheck it and rebuild the file (several times) but, it never shows in the program used to associate it There must be more to the list file. What do you suggest?


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08 Jan 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello JD, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What email client program (ex: Windows Live Mail) do you have installed in Windows 7? Whatever one you do have installed, it will need to be made the default program first.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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08 Jan 2010   #3
jdgriff78

windows 7
 
 
No program designated to open the .eml file

Hi Shawn,
Thanks for the quick comeback. When I open the Default Programs icon and click on the Set your default programs link I get a set number of programs and "Windows Live Mail" is not included. I can see no way to add it. Can you enlighten me?
Thanks a bunch. Don
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08 Jan 2010   #4
Wombat3

Windows7 Home 64bit
 
 

Same problem here.
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08 Jan 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What email client are you using? If outlook, see here: https://www.sevenforums.com/491736-post9.html

To get Live Mail, see: Mail - Windows Live
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08 Jan 2010   #6
jdgriff78

windows 7
 
 
No program designated to open the .eml file

Hi Dwarf,
Thank you for responding so quickly. However, I did some research in the "Help and Support" section of Win 7. The following is from the help section:

Change the program that opens a type of file
If you double-click a file in Windows and it opens in the wrong software program, follow these steps to choose the program you would prefer to use. You can change this setting for an individual file, or you change this setting so Windows opens all files of the same type in the software program you choose.
  1. Open the folder that contains the file you want to change.
  2. Right-click the file you want to change and then, depending on the type of file, either click Open with or point to Open with and then click Choose default program.
  3. Click the program you want to use to open the file.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you want all files of that type to open in the same software program, select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.
    • If you want only that file to open in the software program this one time, clear the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.
It seems to be workiing fine now. Thanks for your efforts.
Don
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08 Jan 2010   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Don and Wombat,

Windows 7 does not have a email client program installed with it by default like Vista did with Windows Mail. Instead you will have to install email client program of your before you will be able to open .eml files. The most common one is Windows Live Mail, but there are many other free ones as well. If you did not install one yet, then you will need to first, then make it your default program as described above.
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09 Jan 2010   #8
jdgriff78

windows 7
 
 
Problem solved

Hi Brink,
Thanks for answering. I have it squared away now. What part of TX are you from? I am an old Houston boy.
Don
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09 Jan 2010   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Don. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. I'm originally from Dallas, but moved north near the OK border now.
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11 Jan 2010   #10
mehul2315

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdgriff78 View Post
Hi Dwarf,
Thank you for responding so quickly. However, I did some research in the "Help and Support" section of Win 7. The following is from the help section:

Change the program that opens a type of file
If you double-click a file in Windows and it opens in the wrong software program, follow these steps to choose the program you would prefer to use. You can change this setting for an individual file, or you change this setting so Windows opens all files of the same type in the software program you choose.
  1. Open the folder that contains the file you want to change.
  2. Right-click the file you want to change and then, depending on the type of file, either click Open with or point to Open with and then click Choose default program.
  3. Click the program you want to use to open the file.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you want all files of that type to open in the same software program, select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.
    • If you want only that file to open in the software program this one time, clear the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.
It seems to be workiing fine now. Thanks for your efforts.

Don

Thanks for the above information

but my problem is that, the option of "If you want all files of that type to open in the same software program, select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK." is not hilighted and so i have to always right click and select for the program.

Kindly suggest me some option

regards
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