.EMLX File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .EMLX file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

EMLX File Recovery

What is a .EMLX file?

An EMLX file contains an individual email message created by Apple Mail, an email program bundled with macOS. It stores the contents of a message, which includes the subject, sender, and recipient. EMLX files do not store email attachments, only the message information.

What Are Common Causes of ".EMLX" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".EMLX" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".EMLX" files while organizing or cleaning up their email folders.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the email client software or the computer's hardware can lead to ".EMLX" file corruption or loss. This can include software crashes, power failures, or hardware malfunctions.
  3. Virus or malware infection: If the computer or email client is infected with a virus or malware, it can corrupt or delete ".EMLX" files.
  4. Email client synchronization errors: If there are synchronization errors between the email client and the email server, it can result in the loss or failure of ".EMLX" files.
  5. Email client upgrade or migration: Upgrading or migrating to a new email client can sometimes result in the loss or incompatibility of ".EMLX" files.
  6. Storage device issues: If the storage device where the ".EMLX" files are stored (such as a hard drive or flash drive) experiences issues, it can lead to file loss or corruption.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidentally moving or renaming ".EMLX" files, can cause them to be lost or become inaccessible.

It is important to regularly back up ".EMLX" files to prevent data loss and to use reliable data recovery tools in case of accidental deletion or file corruption.

How to recover lost ".EMLX" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".EMLX" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".EMLX" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".EMLX" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".EMLX" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

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The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".EMLX" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".EMLX" extension?

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Programs that open ".EMLX" files

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Aryson EMLX Converter Aryson EMLX Converter
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Additional Information

  • File type: Apple Mail Message

  • File extension: .EMLX

  • Developer: Apple

  • Category: Text Files

  • Format: Text


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • How can I create a .EMLX backup of my email messages?

    To create a .EMLX backup of your email messages, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open your email client or application (such as Apple Mail or Microsoft Outlook).
    2. Select the email messages you want to backup. You can choose individual messages or select multiple messages by holding down the Ctrl key (or Command key on a Mac) while clicking on each message.
    3. Once you have selected the messages, right-click on them and choose the "Save As" or "Export" option. The exact wording may vary depending on your email client.
    4. In the save dialog box, choose a location on your computer where you want to save the .EMLX files. You can create a new folder specifically for the backup if you prefer.
    5. Select the file format as .EMLX and click on the "Save" button.
    6. Your email messages will be saved as individual .EMLX files in the specified location. Repeat the process for any additional messages you want to backup.

    Note: The availability of the .EMLX file format may depend on the email client you are using. It is commonly used by Apple Mail on macOS. If your email client does not support .EMLX, you may need to use a different file format for the backup, such as .EML or .MBOX.

  • What is the purpose of using a .EMLX backup for email data?

    The purpose of using a .EMLX backup for email data is to store and preserve individual email messages in a format that can be easily accessed and restored later. .EMLX is a file extension used by Apple Mail to store emails on Mac computers. By creating a backup in .EMLX format, users can ensure that their email messages are securely stored and can be recovered in case of accidental deletion, hardware failure, or migration to a different email client. Additionally, .EMLX files can be easily imported into other email clients or platforms, making it a convenient format for transferring email data between different systems.

  • How can I restore or import a .EMLX backup file into my email client?

    To restore or import a .EMLX backup file into your email client, follow these steps:

    1. Open your email client software (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail).
    2. Look for the option to import or restore emails. This option is usually found in the File or Tools menu. If you cannot find it, consult your email client's documentation or search online for specific instructions.
    3. Select the import or restore option and choose the file type as ".EMLX" or "Email Message".
    4. Browse to the location where your .EMLX backup file is stored and select it.
    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the import or restore process. This may involve selecting the destination folder for the imported emails or configuring additional settings.
    6. Once the import or restore process is complete, your email client should display the imported emails in the designated folder.

    Note: It's important to note that not all email clients support the .EMLX file format. If your email client does not have a built-in option to import .EMLX files, you may need to convert the .EMLX files to a compatible format (such as .EML or .PST) using a third-party converter tool before importing them into your email client.

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