An msg file extension is related to the OS/2 operating system from IBM. An msg file contains help message.

There are 3 other file types using
the MSG file extension!

empty icon.msg - Saved email message file [common]

msg icon.msg - FoxPro FoxDoc message

empty icon.msg - SmartWare intro display file

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Software that open msg file

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MSG file extension - OS/2 help message

What is msg file? How to open msg files?

File type specification:

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The msg file extension is associated with the OS/2, an obsolete operating system for IBM-PC compatible computers, developed IBM.

The msg file stores help message from OS/2 system.

Example: OS001H.MSG

This msg file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open msg file:

OS/2 icon

IBM logoOS/2  Other operating systems or devices software

Company or developer:

OS/2 is operating system developed by IBM for personal computers. OS/2 is no longer marketed by IBM and support for OS/2 was discontinued in 2006. OS/2 is very similar like Windows in many ways, but also has similarities with Unix. The last version of OS/2 is named OS/2 Warp.

Help how to open:

Read by HELPMSG.EXE to display help messages.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .msg file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .msg file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open msg file, edit msg file, convert msg file, view msg file, play msg file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting msg files.

Programs that can create msg file - OS/2 help message

Programs supporting the exension msg on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about OS/2 for create msg file action.

Other operating systems or devices:

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