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How can I batch convert 15,000 .msg files to pdfs with attachments included next to email?

I work in a law firm.  I need to discover these emails.  I have 15,000 .msg files some with attachments and some without.  I need the email attachments included with the emails they came from.  Converting 15,000 emails manually is not feasible.  The attorney wants .pdfs so opposing counsel will be overwhelmed by the volume and encourage his client to settle.  So, discovering as-is on a CD or thumb drive will not accomplish that purpose.  We are open to third party applications, but I've tried Message Export and I cannot figure out how to make it work for me.  Our IT department is looking for solutions, but they seem as clueless as I am.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
This is not free, but it's reasonably priced:
http://www.birdiesoftware.com/msg-to-pdf/

It has a free trial so you can see if it works well for you before purchasing (I believe the trial will convert only 10 messages). The latest version supports attachments. Regards, Joe
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smc2014Author Commented:
I have IT downloading the demo now.  We'll see.
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SteveCommented:
You could use VBA to open each one in Word and save as a PDF.
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smc2014Author Commented:
The free trial worked, but as you stated will only convert 10 messages.  I was waiting to see if we would be able to bulk convert the whole batch.  Once the paperwork goes through, I will know.  Thanks!
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. And thanks to you for posting the results. It's good to know that the free trial worked on your 10 messages. If you don't mind, please post back here with your results on the bulk conversion after purchasing the full product. Regards, Joe
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