._EML File Extension

File Type:
Windows Live Mail Email File

Having trouble opening ._eml extension? Don't panic! This page explains what _eml files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open _eml files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a _EML file?

_eml file extension has Windows Live Mail Email file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

Associated with the Windows Live Mail (WLM), an email file is typically created when dragging one or more email messages to the desktop.

The email file keeps the message data; however, it can’t be opened using WLM until the user changes the file extension to .EML.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

_eml file icon
File Type:
Windows Live Mail Email File
Misc Files

How to open _EML file?

Double click the _eml file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the ._eml extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the _eml extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the _eml file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open _EML files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the _eml file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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