How to change a file association in windows 10.

May 12, 2020 at 02:55:35
Specs: Windows 10
How to change a file association in windows 10 to be able to send electronic greeting cards using hotmail.

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#1
May 12, 2020 at 04:21:08
Are you getting an error message?

If so, EXACT message please.


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#2
May 12, 2020 at 07:29:22
Short answer:

Settings > Apps > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type

Then scroll down to the file extension you need to change.


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#3
May 12, 2020 at 11:09:15
Hi Johnw, This is the error message I receive. There is no email program associated to perform the requested action.
Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an
association in the Defaults Programs
I don't know anything about pcs...Thanks for responding!

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#4
May 12, 2020 at 11:30:21
My first guess is that you saved a file that has a .eml extension.
My second guess is that you use Hotmail through a browser.

If my guesses are correct, you can't solve your issue with a simple file extension change. A .eml file opens with an PC based email application such as Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. If you had one of those installed, you'd be all set. However, a browser/web-based email program such as Hotmail does not use .eml files.

There appears to be a number of 3rd party software options that allow for the conversion of eml files to something that Hotmail can use. I have not tried any of these so I am not making a recommendation as far as safety or usability. Use something like the following search string in Google to see your options. Download at your own risk.

upload eml to hotmail

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#5
May 12, 2020 at 17:10:29
Hi DonnaStudulski, thanks for the info, I shall wait until you have tried posts #2 & #4

Here are some links that may help.

Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...
http://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...

import into hotmail
https://bit.ly/3fCc0Um
export into hotmail
https://bit.ly/2WveFId


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#6
May 13, 2020 at 10:07:03
The process is quite simple and let me give you the procedure in steps. Hope this is helpful in solving your issue.

• Go to Start button, right click and select ‘Settings’.
• From the resulting page, select ‘Apps’.
• Select ‘Default Apps’ found on the left.
• Scroll down a bit on the right and select ‘Choose default apps by file type’.
• From the ‘Choose default apps by file type’ screen select the program for file association.
• If you don’t find one, simply select ‘Choose a default’.
• You can select the program from the pop-up window.

That is all you got to do.


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#7
May 13, 2020 at 10:53:12
AKR8920:

Your procedure for assigning a default app to a file type is correct, but I don't believe that it will solve the OP's issue.

I'm pretty sure that she won't be able to set Hotmail (a browser-based email service) as the default "app" for the eml file type. Hotmail is not a PC based app.

I could be wrong...we'll need to OP to come back and let us know if she was able to make that happen.

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#8
May 13, 2020 at 15:40:36
Hi, I tried to do steps 2 and 4 but couldn't get anywhere...It's all over my head. Thank you all for the great ways to solve the problem, I'll keep checking them out. My brother in-law would love connecting with all you techies..Thanks for the help your all the best in my book...

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