reading saved .msg files

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i used outlook 2000 for years and saved many .msg files to different Windows

folders. My hard drive crashed, installed new drive and Office 2003 and all

my backed up folders from the external hard drive.

Now, when I try to read an old saved .msg file it displays the To: CC: and

subject info but no contents.

When I attach the same saved file to an email and forward it to another

address I can open it and I can read the content.

How can I persuade the saved .msg file to display content when I open it in

its Windows folder?
 

Brian Tillman

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"Castlegate" <Castlegate> wrote in message

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> i used outlook 2000 for years and saved many .msg files to different Windows
> folders. My hard drive crashed, installed new drive and Office 2003 and all
> my backed up folders from the external hard drive.

> Now, when I try to read an old saved .msg file it displays the To: CC: and
> subject info but no contents.


How are you trying to read these old MSG files? Are you simply

double-clicking them in Windows Explorer or are you bringing them into Outlook

first?

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"Brian Tillman " wrote:


> "Castlegate" <Castlegate> wrote in message
> news:A41550A6-EDF5-404F-8F9C-18E1B06DC985@microsoft.com...
>
> >i used outlook 2000 for years and saved many .msg files to different Windows
> > folders. My hard drive crashed, installed new drive and Office 2003 and all
> > my backed up folders from the external hard drive.
> > Now, when I try to read an old saved .msg file it displays the To: CC: and
> > subject info but no contents.


> How are you trying to read these old MSG files? Are you simply
> double-clicking them in Windows Explorer or are you bringing them into Outlook
> first?
> >

> Brian, I double click on the MSG file in its Explorer folder - it has always worked before. I do not know how to bring them back into Outlook. Castlegate
 

Brian Tillman

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"Castlegate" <Castlegate> wrote in message

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> Brian, I double click on the MSG file in its Explorer folder - it has
> always worked before. I do not know \> how to bring them back into Outlook.


Open Outlook and drag the MSG files into an Outlook mail folder. Can you read

them now?

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"Brian Tillman " wrote:


> "Castlegate" <Castlegate> wrote in message
> news:34F0D9C3-869B-452B-911E-4490FE24D187@microsoft.com...
>
> > Brian, I double click on the MSG file in its Explorer folder - it has
> > always worked before. I do not know \> how to bring them back into Outlook.


> Open Outlook and drag the MSG files into an Outlook mail folder. Can you read
> them now?
> >

>



> Yes, that works, thanks - is this the only way it can be done?
 

Brian Tillman

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"Castlegate" <Castlegate> wrote in message

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> Yes, that works, thanks - is this the only way it can be done?


You _should_ be able to double-click them and have Outlook display them, but

since that's not working, what choice do you have?

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