What is a ._EML File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the ._eml extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the ._eml file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a ._EML file?

The ._EML file extension comes from Windows Live Mail Email File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The file is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the ._eml file on 1 platform.

How to open a ._EML file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the ._EML file on various operating systems.

How to open a ._EML file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The ._eml file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Live Mail software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your ._EML file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Windows Live Mail software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the ._EML file?

If you cannot open the ._EML file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the ._EML file._nws – Microsoft, ._playmusicid – Google, ._sys.lfo – Adware File, ._xls – Renamed Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy), ._xlsx – Renamed Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the ._EML file with the Microsoft Windows Live Mail program on Windows.