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When I Drag & Drop .EML Files To My Desktop They Now Become ._EML Files, WHY? I Want It Back To Normal!

Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello. I have a question to ask you.

I noticed a new issue with my Windows Live Mail (WLM) on my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit operating system. When I drag and drop an e-mail file from within the WLM interface window to my desktop it becomes a ._eml file automatically that cannot be opened. Now, I have dragged and dropped .eml files on my desktop in the past without any issue -- They appear as a while envelope icon. Now they appear as a plain white document with a folded tab in the upper right corner. If I manually rename the file from ._eml to.eml it seems for the most part I am able to get the .eml file back without issue or instability. This is weird!!! I want it so when I drag and drop my .EML files to the desktop that they REMAIN .EML files and not some unknown conversion automatically happening before my eyes. I have never seen this before. See the images for further clarity. (Please note that the username has been removed in Capture Image 2 for security reasons.)

Please reply. Please explain if you know what and why this is happening and the steps on how to correct it back.  

Thank you!

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