The File Extensions Database

._EML File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an ._EML file?

._EML is Windows Live Mail Email File

Email file created by Windows Live Mail (WLM) when a user drags one or more email messages to the desktop; stores the email message data, but cannot be opened directly by WLM until the user changes the extension to .EML.

Programs that open Windows Live Mail Email File
Microsoft Windows Live Mail

How to solve problems with _EML files

  • Associate the _EML file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any _EML file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *._EML files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the _EML file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open ._EML is Windows Live Mail Email File. Because only the current version supports the latest _EML file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available ._EML is Windows Live Mail Email File update.
  • To make sure that your _EML file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.