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Outlook Express cannot open .msg extensions

By paul ·
Hi,

I have a user who when she tries to open email sent as a .msg attachment is unable to do so. She is prompted to choose an application. I know that .msg is a Microsoft mail message and OE should be able to open it, yet I cannot find anything on the Microsoft Knowlege Base to address this. Has anyone ever see this? Suggestions?

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Mail

by sventek_krishti In reply to Outlook Express cannot op ...

In the outlook express > tools > general tab you should see down the bottom where it defines whether or not OE is the default mapi application.

This is the first thing to check. Then you can also in windows explorer check the file extensions to make sure that oe is set as the default application globally.

Make sense?

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Same here

by fcampos_z In reply to Mail

Sorry for hijack this topic. I have the same problem but in Outlook 2003. Any ideas?

I found it.
There seems to be an incompatibility issue with the latest version of Google Desktop.

I had to go into Tools->Options->Other->Advanced Options->Add-in Manager

and uncheck the box beside "Google Desktop Search Outlook Addin"

I hope this help someone else :)

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Thnx a lot!

by ramblas In reply to Same here

Hi, thnx a mil! i had this issue using google desktop and it is fine! :-)
v.s.

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Helped me, thanks!

by joe_b_b In reply to Same here

You are a genius! Thank you. My pc was having the same issue and it was the Google Desktop thing that caused the problem. Thanks for your help. It worked!

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This helped me too! Thanks!!

by UberGeek In reply to Same here

I had the same issue and fixed it by disabling the Google Desktop Search Outlook Addin as you suggested. It seems that the Google desktop search still works in Outlook.
Thanks for this great solution!!

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Thank you.

by dntsaycant In reply to Same here

Worked like a charm in my Office 2003. I've been searching EVERYWHERE for an answer.

Thanks, again.

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Outlook problems with Dell

by lmays In reply to Same here

Yesterday I spent more than four hours on my cell phone with the Dell tech in Manila trying to help me with the closed envelope attachment problem. Many thanks to fcampos_z for solving this problem for me.

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Google Desktop side effect

by AdarshK In reply to Same here

Thanks,
It really did help!
Appreciate your suggestion. :)

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.msg file I FOUND THE ANSWER...FINALLY

by mark In reply to Outlook Express cannot op ...

I FOUND IT. IT WAS GOOGLE DESKTOP. WHEN I UNINSTALLED GOOGLE DESKTOP, ALL OF MY OUTLOOK MESSAGE THAT HAD BEEN CONVERTED TO MSG'S WENT BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL FORM! YES!

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