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MSG File Extension

MSG file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as Outlook Mail Message. MSG has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open MSG files in Microsoft Outlook program.



Outlook Mail Message File Type

Outlook Mail Message File Type
Extension .msg
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (671 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Microsoft Outlook
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 7/1/2024

What is a MSG File Type?

You can create an MSG file simply by dragging @- to move a message, a meeting-you, a contact or a task from it; an Outlook folder to a folder in the Windows Explorer. The object of the message will be used as the MSG file name.

You can open a single MSG file in Outlook simply by double-clicking on the file. It Outlook n' is not defined as default application for the opening of MSG files, you can right-click on the file and choose Outlook to open the MSG file. Once opened in Outlook, it will be formatted so that it appears in the same way as'before being exported.



Free online MSG Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .MSG (Outlook Mail Message) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to MSG, merge, split and compare the MSG files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.



MSG Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Outlook Mail Message .MSG File Extensions while opening the .MSG files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open MSG Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Outlook Mail Message on your system such as Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Associate default Microsoft Microsoft Outlook program for *.msg (Outlook Mail Message) files.

    Associate MSG Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.MSG (e.g example.msg) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Microsoft Microsoft Outlook program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .msg files.

    Associate MSG Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.MSG (e.g example.msg) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Microsoft Microsoft Outlook program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Microsoft Outlook extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.


All Platform Software Programs for MSG File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the MSG files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open MSG File on Windows

Software License Developer
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows Commercial Aspose
Bethesda Softworks Fallout 2 image. Bethesda Softworks Fallout 2 N/A for Windows Commercial Bethesda Softworks
Microsoft Outlook image. Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MSG File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
45RPM MailRaider Pro image. 45RPM MailRaider Pro 000 for MacOs Paid 45RPM MailRaider Pro
Microsoft Outlook image. Microsoft Outlook 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MSG file on Linux

Software License Developer

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MSG file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MSG file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MSG file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

MSG file extension icon image.About MSG - Outlook Mail Message

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Updated 7/1/2024


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