What is a .MSG File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .msg extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .msg file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MSG file?

The file extension .MSG is Outlook Mail Message. This file extension belongs to the developer Microsoft. This text related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .msg file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MSG file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MSG file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .MSG file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .msg file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the eM Client software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Outlook 365, Mozilla SeaMonkey and eM Client.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MSG file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the eM Client software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MSG file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .msg file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the 45RPM MailRaider Pro, Mozilla SeaMonkey and eM Client software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MSG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the 45RPM MailRaider Pro software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MSG file on Linux

The .msg file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Mozilla SeaMonkey software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Mozilla SeaMonkey software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MSG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Mozilla SeaMonkey software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MSG file?

If you are still unable to open the .MSG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MSG file.msg – Bethesda Softworks. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MSG file with the eM Client, Microsoft Outlook 365, Mozilla SeaMonkey programs on Windows, 45RPM MailRaider Pro, Mozilla SeaMonkey, eM Client programs on Mac and Mozilla SeaMonkey software on Linux.