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Cannot open .msg file in Outlook 2007

That pretty much sums it up. When we double click on this .msg file (it supposed to be an email message) we get this error message:

Cannot open file: (name and location of file).msg. The file may not exist, you may not have permission to open it, or it may be open in another program. Right-click the folder that contains the file, and then click Properties to check your permissions for the folder.

I have verified that I do have permissions to file under the properties of the file. I have tried opening it in Outlook Express as suggested in another thread. Any help that I could get with this would be greatly appreciated.
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Rob Sanders
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p912sCommented:
Can you drag the file to your desktop and double-click on it from there?

What if you drag it and drop it on Outlook? Outlook should place it in the Inbox or whatever folder was opened that you dropped in.

HTH
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Rob SandersAuthor Commented:
I tried both of those things but I still get the error message.
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p912sCommented:
You get an error when you try to drag it your desktop?
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Rob SandersAuthor Commented:
Not when I drag it to the desktop, when I double click to open from desktop.
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p912sCommented:
Do you know what version of Outlook created the msg file?

And you're trying to open with 2007 - yes?
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Rob SandersAuthor Commented:
It was created in either Outlook 2003 or 2007 but I can't say which for sure. I am trying to open it in Outlook 2007.
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Rob SandersAuthor Commented:
I figured out a work around. I was able to open the file in notepad without an issue and see everything as plain text. I have no idea why that would work but Oulook couldn't handle it. Thanks for the help anyway.
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p912sCommented:
You're welcome.

I was just thinking Notepad if in fact it was an Outlook file...

Glad you got it.
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DanMarCommented:
.msg open with Outlook Express or Live Mail.  You need to have one of these installed to open .msg files.
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DanMarCommented:
What was the solution?  Did anyone's suggestion put you in the right direction?
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