My saved emails .eml files cannot be opened.

  edenworkshops 12:37 16 Feb 2014

Hello I send out a monthly newsletter by email, and save a copy of the mail in .eml format.

I went to the folder where I keep all these files and noticed that the email icon had disappeared to be replcaed with the generic windows icon.

When I try to open them I am told:

"This file does not have a program associated with it for peforming this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel"

With my folder open I went to tools/folder options but could see no way of associating the file with outlook email client.

I then went to folder options in Control Panel, but found the same screen.

Does anyone know how I can associate these files with outlook express so I can open them?

Thank you


  edenworkshops 12:42 16 Feb 2014

I can right click on a file and click "open with" and choose outlook express and the file opens as a normal email, but the file icons do not change, and when i try to double click a file to open it I get the same error message.

Thank you.


  lotvic 12:47 16 Feb 2014

Navigate to the folder with the .eml's in

Rightclick on one and choose 'Open With'

Choose Program, On the list select Outlook Express

Tick the box at bottom 'Always use this program to open this kind of file'

Click on 'OK'

  edenworkshops 13:01 16 Feb 2014

It's ok I solved the problem by trial and error.


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