Fix Unable to open .eml Files in Outlook 2016 Issues


Basically EML is a file extension that stores every messages or email as individual file. In fact the EML files are the text files (MIME extension) that can also open in notepad too. This extension is easily compatible with multiple applications, email servers & clients (including Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, etc.). Moreover it can also open in internet Explorer by modifying extension in .mht format. 

If you are using Windows Mail than you find .eml files at -

C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders
If you are Windows Live Mail users then you can find your .eml files at –

C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
Note: These locations may vary according to your systems or computer.

Common problems with EML files

EML files are defenseless to corrupt due to reasons such as system crash, shut down errors, virus intrusion or incomplete installation. Some most common EML errors that you may encounter on a Windows based system are:
  • EML not found
  • Cannot register EML
  • EML access violation
After facing inaccessibility issues, users would like to go with other apps, program in place of EML files based program. Now eml files may be from any eml supported mail client such as – Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, eM Client, Turnpike, DreamMail, etc. and today Outlook is most common mail client for users so it becomes a popular mail app due to its advance features such as – journals, reminder, notes, tasks, etc. in such case if users would like to open their EML to Outlook then they face difficulty because of no direct conversion option availability but for solving this issue, two conversion solutions are available which can fix unable to open EML file in Outlook 2016, 2013 and other below editions issue.

1. Manual Solution - 

To open .eml files into Outlook manually, firstly install Windows Live Mailas well as Outlook in the same machine, then follow the given steps –

  • Open Windows Live Mail and import all EML files in it.
  • Now re-open Windows Live Mail and go to File Menu >> Export >> Export Messages option
  • After that choose Microsoft Exchange Option
  • Now select folder which one you want to open in Outlook or choose all folders option.
  • Then click on continue and ok button
Frequently, manual solution supports some restrictions such as Windows Live Mail & Outlook should be installed in same machine, Lengthy process, not suitable for large migration, sometimes it fails and not saves exact data in migration process.   


2.   Alternative Solution -

When manual solution becomes fail and not successful, then users demand another solution. At this time, the EML Converter helps to fix unable to open EML files to Outlook issue. For users’ help, it provides simple user interface which can be easily handled by any non-technical user. The solution is competent method and perfectly exports all .eml files of any supportive .eml mail clients – Windows Live Mail, eM Client, Windows Mail, Turnpike, DreamMail, etc. By using this solution, you can open your all .eml files into PST file format in one time processing which assists to achieve batch conversion from EML to PST.  To know about the working steps of EML files to Outlook, follow the given steps of image –



Still, you have any doubt and want a efficiency test then it also provides demo facility which assists to evaluate its efficiency and understand complete working steps or process without any confusion. With demo function, you can open your 10 .eml files of any EML based mail client into Outlook absolutely free. Therefore fix your issue about how to open EML file in Outlook without any trouble. 



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