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

empty icon.msg - Saved email message [common]

msg icon.msg - FoxPro FoxDoc message file

empty icon.msg - SmartWare intro display file

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Software that works with msg file extension

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MSG file extension - OS/2 Help message file

What is msg file? How to open msg files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The MSG file extension is associated with OS/2 for its help message files.
Example: OS001H.MSG in OS/2.

The default software associated to msg file type:

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 MSG files:

Read by HELPMSG.EXE to display help messages.

How to convert file with extension MSG:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .msg file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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).

  • Others msg file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with msg file - OS/2 Help message file

Click on the software link for more information about OS/2. OS/2 uses msg file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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