View Outlook MSG Files without Outlook

Scan MSG files

In MS Outlook; single message get saved in .msg format that’s what the general notion is, but application like MDaemon & Zimbra also saves emails in .msg format. Now, if you do not have any supportive applications installed in your machine to open MSG files then check out how to open, view and save orphan MSG files.

How to view orphan MSG files?

In order to open the MSG files without MS Outlook, the best way is to convert each MSG files into PDF document and you can further open these PDF files via Adobe Reader in any machine. But now the challenge is how to convert MSG to PDF, if there are hundreds and thousands of them.

How to Convert Multiple MSG to PDF format?

Mostly users incline towards freeware or manual options to convert MSG into PDF format. Although these options are available and also feasible up to an extent; if you have limited number of MSG files. But when the MSG file count is large; manually converting MSG to PDF is not a good idea. Here, a third party utility will work and let you convert multiple messages at once.

MSG to PDF Converter is the solution for that using which the MSG files could be converted into PDF format in batch. With the help of this tool, there are only 4 steps that you need to follow for converting MSG files into PDF, which are:

  • Browse & Select MSG files
  • Choose File naming option – Along with converting MSG files it also provides you option to rename the files to save in PDF
  • Choose Attachment Saving option – You can also save the attachments files in their original format alongwith attachment
  • Click on Convert button

Following the simple procedure mentioned above you can have orphan MSG files converted into PDF format within few seconds only.

How to view converted PDF into Adobe Reader?

To view PDF in Adobe you must have Adobe Reader installed in your machine, otherwise after conversion you will not be able to view the PDF files in original format.

Now, go to the location where the converted PDF files are saved, double click on PDF file & it will get opened automatically else you can also right click on any file & go to open with & choose Adobe Reader.

Whichever procedure is followed you will be able to view converted MSG files in PDF format. When the file is open you will find that the messages has been saved exactly as they were in MSG format with metadata attributes (to, cc, bcc) & accurate formatting (Rich Text & HTML).

Where the attachments are saved depends on how you choose to save them, if you have chosen to save them in separate folder then the attachments are in the saving location saved in respective folders. On the other hand; if you choose the save & embed attachment option then click on the link to check out how to view attachments in PDF?

Now you can verify its working simply by downloading the available FREE Demo edition of the software, which is capable of converting 5 messages into PDF.