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Open MSG File

MSG file extension is a message created by Microsoft's email program Outlook and saved as files. These files contain messages that were encoded with MSG extension that Outlook can open. Mostly this extension can be found on computers running Windows operating systems. These files are saved as DocFile which is also being used with Excel, Word and other Microsoft applications.

An MSG file contains information such as nameid, attachment, recipient, sender, body of the message, and others. Some parts of the file are encoded in binary and others are in ASCII. This MSG file can also be sent over the Internet to allow a recipient to download the file and open it with a specified software application.

Once Outlook is used to send emails, it generates files with MSG extension. Uninstalling Outlook may not remove all these files. You can open MSG files with applications such DFVIEW.EXE, but may not contain comprehensible email message. In addition, Microsoft Outlook application includes a calendar, contact and task manager and can do web browsing.

Applications supporting this file include Outlookfiller, OutlookEML, MSGconverter, and OpenOffice. There are several commercial applications customized to open MSG files. These include MsgViewer Pro and MsgViewer Lite. These applications look like ordinary third-party email application that can browse through MSG files located on the hard drive.

Typical MSG application file locations:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE /f "%1"
  • "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /f "%1"

Frequently used application names to open MSG files:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office - Office14

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • Outlook.File.msg
  • Outlook.File.msg.14

How Can I Open MSG File on Windows

How Can I Open MSG File on Mac OS

How Can I Open MSG File on Android

If you downloaded a MSG file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open MSG File on iPhone or iPad

To open MSG File on iOS device follow steps below:

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