How to open email with.eml file extension with outlook

I need help with this problem , I have a lot of emails that some how got.eml file extension from previous migration? that I can not see delete when I right click on it in the context menu. Also when I try to open it with outlook , the outlook email open up and that email gets included there as an attachment which I would have to send to my self then open it that way. I have about a 1000 emails with this problem which is not a practical solution.See screen capture . Thank you
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAsked:
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jcimarronCommented:
basemkhawaja64 --
With respect, can you please restate the problem?
.eml is a normal extension for Windows Live Mail messages.
Perhaps reinstall Windows Live Mail and delete from there.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I have a lot of emails that I believe they were .msg file extensions from the past (outlook 2003?) . they are in a folder in my documents. I do not care for windows live mail , I use Outlook 2007.My goal is  I would like to be able to open the .eml emails with outlook 2007 and be able to either save it or delete it.I hope that helped. Thank  you  Jcimarron
If I may ask you can u pls take a look at my question for enter network password, It has been there for weeks and no one is able to help. You are a good man.
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jcimarronCommented:
basemkhawaja64--
If these are .msg files, Outlook 2007 should open them.  How are you doing the opening?
Here is a third party app that should allow you to view these .msg files.
http://www.coolutils.com/MailViewer

Note that you changed what you think the file extension of these files is from .eml to .msg.  If they really are .eml files this reference may help you open them.  Note you have to have the latest update of Outlook 2007.
http://www.msoutlook.info/question/354
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I am sorry for any confusion I might have conveyed to you. I can open them in wlm when I click on them the problem when I want to delete an email as you can see in screen capture right click context menu . delete is not available! I can open them in outlook as follows: 1.right click on email2.open with choose program I choose outlook 2007 see capture3.when I do that outlook new email dialog opens up as a consequence attaching that email to prepare it to be sent instead of viewing it see capture. Then after I email it to my self then it opens in outlook. I hope this is clearer. Thank you   did you get a chance to take a look at the enter network password problem that I asked about in the previous post?. please let me know
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lindentoCommented:
Hi,

what you want is an eml/msg to pst converter.

Or if you got a lot of email locally which you just want/need to keep for the occasional reference you can use a software like Mailstore http://www.mailstore.com/en/mailstore-home.aspx

Which import every email format you know about into its store and makes it easibly available for browsing and searching. Above like points you to the free home use variant.

Best regards

Timo
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
can you give me the link for that converter.hopefully it is free. would that be the only method to solve my problem. also you did not mention on why the delete is missing from the context menu as I had mentioned that earlier. Can you please advise me on these issues
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lindentoCommented:
Hi,
i don't know about a completely free mail converter, but Mailstore can also export the email again to the mail client. I would try installing the free version of mailstore importing the eml files to it then exporting it to outlook.

For the not displayed delete context option, are those files perchance write protected?

Best regards
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
How do I check if they are also if they are how can I make all of them not write protected so that I do not have to change them one at a time.
Thank you
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lindentoCommented:
Hi,

open a cmd shell navigate to the files location
then run

attrib -R * /S /D

This will clear read-only file attribute for all files in that folder and all subfolders.

If you are working on NTFS file system you might also need to check NTFS permissions, if you got read/write/delete access to the files or only read.

Best Regards
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Forgive if I sound dumb but do u navigate to the location from cmd screen. I am not an expert like u
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lindentoCommented:
Hi,

yes you need to navigate to the location inside the cmd using cd command.

Best Regards
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I am sorry I meant to ask how do u navigate to the location from the cmd screen. Do u have a screen shot thx
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
You need to install the service packs and updates for Office 2007.  It was a known problem; but, was fixed in 2008!
Read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956693
BUT; try installing this, first:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27838
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Vadim RappCommented:
Here's the article that shows all your options:

How to import EML files to Outlook?
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I will try the install service pack 2 first, how do you know if I have that on my computer or not will the install over write existing files?
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Only the Office system files; not any of your EML, PST, or other files.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I am not sure I understand your reply'' Only the Office system files; not any of your EML, PST, or other files'', what is office system files
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27838 is service pack 3 for Office 2007 which patches a bunch of security vulnerabilities and fixes a bunch of problems (including not being able to open EML files in Outlook) Installing it will replace numerous pieces of Office; but, won't affect any of your files.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Ok thank you I will try installing this and see if it helps fix my problem
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I tried to install the SP3 but I got a message stating that I already have that on my computer so it did not complete. Any other solutions ??
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
by: lindentoPosted on 2013-10-24 at 17:36:04ID: 39599036

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Can you tell me how to navigate to the files location in the CMD screen. The folder with my emails is in my documents


Hi,

open a cmd shell navigate to the files location
then run

attrib -R * /S /D

This will clear read-only file attribute for all files in that folder and all subfolders.

If you are working on NTFS file system you might also need to check NTFS permissions, if you got read/write/delete access to the files or only read.

Best Regards
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
If it says SP3 is already installed, try this Fixit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956693
If that doesn't get it, read this: http://www.msoutlook.info/question/354
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
by: lindentoPosted on 2013-10-24 at 17:36:04ID: 39599036

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Can you tell me how to navigate to the files location in the CMD screen. The folder with my emails is in my documents


Hi,

open a cmd shell navigate to the files location
then run

attrib -R * /S /D

This will clear read-only file attribute for all files in that folder and all subfolders.

If you are working on NTFS file system you might also need to check NTFS permissions, if you got read/write/delete access to the files or only read.

Best Regards
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
You ought to be able to right-click on the folder, choose properties -> security -> click the read only box (maybe twice) to clear it, and then click OK.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Read is greyed out?? I can not uncheck it when listed under allow. Deny is Blank and greyed out
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Are you on a company owned PC, logged into a domain?  If so, you need to get an admin to do it for you.
Did you try the MS hotfix and/or the registry file I posted?
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Davis
I tried the hotfix and sp3 already on my computer did not help.
can u please walk me through these steps in order to try this solution which some one else posted. I listed it twice in previous posts above but everyone seems to ignore my question.

Can you tell me how to navigate to the files location in the CMD screen. The folder with my emails is in my documents


Hi,

open a cmd shell navigate to the files location
then run

attrib -R * /S /D

This will clear read-only file attribute for all files in that folder and all subfolders.

If you are working on NTFS file system you might also need to check NTFS permissions, if you got read/write/delete access to the files or only read.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Davis
I have these files that I think are associated with the .eml emails. Can you tell me how can I open them or can they be used to open .eml files that I have
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Those are DBX files  which were created in Outlook Express so we've all been way off base!
In Outlook, you need to import them and they will then be folders of the same name in your data file.  Its almost always File -> Import -> from another program or file (?) -> Outlook Express, then browse to the folder where the DBX files are.  You might want to rename the inbox.dbx and the sent items.dbx before you do it so they don't get mixed into your stuff.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I got this message Import Warning"" No  internet account was found to import  ok:"" I click ok----would you like to  import e-mail messages and addresses from Microsoft outlook express or windows mail ? I clicked yes. That only imported email addresses to my contacts but it did not allow to look for that inbox and send .dbx files.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Did you import the messages?
What version of outlook are you using?
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
outlook 2007 ,no messages to import only contacts
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/import-your-messages-or-account-from-outlook-express-to-outlook-HA010079919.aspx
If it doesn't import any messages, those DBX files are empty.  What size are they?
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
The steps I followed only imported addresses but not emails. see the size.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Several of those folders have large numbers old E-Mails; but, the original user must have deleted them.  (Even when erased, the E-Mails are still in the file until its compacted)
Because the folders are coming up empty, look at this: http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
But I have the emails in a separate folder. and those are the ones that I am having problems with in the first place. Please refer to my original question. I explained in detail my problem. Thank you  Davis
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Its a different folder than the one you posted the contents of?
If it says SP3 is already installed, try this Fixit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956693
If that doesn't get it, read this: http://www.msoutlook.info/question/354
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
The folder that I posted the first time was called outlook emails old, the folder that I posted last is called DBX files back up. Both folders are in a folder called Damaged  outlook emails .
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Try the two links I posted to get the EML files opening in Outlook.
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Vadim RappCommented:
1. open outlook express and go to inbox. Remove any messages you don't want to import to Outlook.
If you need them later, open Options, make a note of the storage folder, and back it up.
2. drag saved eml files from your folder into outlook express. Verify that the messages show up in Inbox
3. open Outlook
4. Use menu file/import and export/from another program or file/outlook express 4,5,6
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I do not have outlook express . I only have Outlook 2007. Davis I had tried the 2 links that you told me about earlier and I had answered you that only email addresses got imported not emails

Thanks
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
The two links I posted were to fix the association of EML files with Outlook.  If they still don't open or behave strangly, they are damaged and your best bet (if you really need them) is the DBX recovery tool I posted, even if it isn't free.

And yeah; OE dissapeared after WinXP......
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Davis
There were too many software mentioned. Outlook Import, Eml and msg to pst converter. etc..... I want to make sure first I am buying the right product. Furthermore, why once again when I right click on the current .eml messages the delete is missing from the context menu/
thanks
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
You are dealing, I believe, with multiple problems.
One of them, apparently, is that there is a permissions issue with the folders which is why you can't delete them.
The second seems to be that the EML files in the second folder have been damaged.
DBExpress, which will run you $27.00; but, its pedecessor DBXtract rescued many, many people and that Inbox (3) you posted is 2 GB so it ought to have thousands of retrievable E-Mails!
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
I would start; though, by copying the DBX folder into your own Documents folder.  Libraries are not a good place to work.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Davis
Thank you for all your help ,I still don't know how to delete an email as of right now prior to using the dbx extract .since it is missing from context menu . can you tell me how to fix that please?
Thanks
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
If you copy the folders to your user folders, I'll bet that problem goes away.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
OK I will try that thanks Davis. u are very smart :)
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I did move the emails to the user folder and the delete appeared in the context menu. question though why would it not appear in the my documents. also how do I get the DBxtract that u mentioned earlier is it better than DB Express and is it free ?
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Before, you had the folders in "Libraries" which was designed to let you access anything on the network more easilly and you did not have permission to write anything!
Here is the last free version of DBXtract: http://www.technibble.com/repair-tool-of-the-week-dbxtract-45/
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Thank you Davis, You are truly an Angel and a TRUE expert . I will give that a shot
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