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.msg file viewer

Posted on 2004-11-16
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Is there a way to preview  .msg email files when browsing with windows explorer or Outlook?
Question by:lake59
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ID: 12598798
Have you tried to open it in Outlook express ?
Just right-click the file , open with "outlook or outlook express" and check if you can view it ..

or you can drag and drop that file into outlook express and see if you can view it
change the file name to *.eml and view it in outlook express


Author Comment

ID: 12599815
In order to Archive my email items in outlook, I exported them to msg files.  What I am wondering is if I can preview them without opening them from windows explorer or from within outlook itself.

BTW they are readable as eml file using outlook express, but that still requires me to open the file or import it into Express.  Good thought though....
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sunray_2003 earned 2000 total points
ID: 12599847
as far as i see  , you need to use a program like OL or outlook express to open that file or you can use some third party software like msg file viewer or something like that

Author Comment

ID: 12627857
Okay, try this SR,

I can open windows folders in outlook which is good because I can see some of the email fields there.  I can't preview the emails, but.....  I guess I can't have everything.

Can you tell me how to make a shortcut to a windows folder so it opens in outlook instead of windows explorer?  I want to be able to create a shortcht in a contact form, that points to that contact's windows folder

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