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Can not open .msg file

Posted on 2007-12-04
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for some reason I can no longer open msg files.

They were originally saved in outlook 2003 in the standard .msg format.  When I double click on them, instead of opening, ms outlook blinks 3 times in the task bar and then nothing happens.

I am seeing the same problem on a separate computer ( also windows xp pro).

I even downgraded to outlook xp and still experience the same problem.
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by:master_windu
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problem is not related to just one msg file, I am seeing the problem with all msg files.
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by:war1
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Hello master_windu,

In Outlook Express, try to open the msg file from File > Open.

In MS Outlook, tyr to open the msg file from File > Open.

Hope this helps!
war1
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wfcraven12 earned 250 total points
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do you have google desktop?  if so, uninstall it & go down to version 5.1

http://desktop.google.com/previous.html


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by:master_windu
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yes, I had ver 5.5 on both pcs.
As soon as I uninstalled it, it started working

Thanks!
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by:wfcraven12
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glad to help.
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by:workingtechnology
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That is the solution, just unistalling the google desktop
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