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Details of extension .msg

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .msg file?
  • Which program can create the .msg file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .msg format?
  • What can convert .msg files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .msg extension?
Microsoft Outlook E-Mail Message .msg file icon

Microsoft Outlook E-Mail Message

MSG file is a Microsoft Outlook E-Mail Message. Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite.
Detailed description not available
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Outlook
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-msg
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Microsoft Outlook Navigation Bar
Microsoft Outlook Template
Microsoft Outlook Express E-Mail
Microsoft Internet News Message
Microsoft Outlook Form Storage
Microsoft Outlook Rules Wizard
cc:Mail Archive
Novell GroupWise Saved E-Mail
Microsoft Outlook Express v4 Mailbox

Other types of files may also use the .msg file extension. If you have helpful information about .msg extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .msg filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

msf (27), msh (20), smg (15), msn (15), mst (9), meg (8), mxg (7), ms (7), mgs (6), msv (5), msr (5), mcg (5), msb (4), lsg (4), mg (4)

Can't open a .msg file?

If you want to open a .msg file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .msg association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.msg

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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