SysTools MSG Viewer Freeware

Free Tool to View, Read, Search & Examine MSG Files for Email Evidence Recovery

  • Open and view MSG Files in multiple styles along with attachments
  • Normal, Hex, property, message header, MIME, HTML, and RTF View
  • Search within MSG files & attachments with Advance search option
  • Windows Explorer style interface to auto locate MSG files or folders
  • No MS Outlook Installation needed to Open/View Emails in .msg format

Key Features of SysTools MSG Viewer

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Preview Emails with Attachments

MSG Viewer tool allows you to open and view MSG emails without Outlook. You can easily preview the email content with proper formatting in the in-built viewer of software. Also, it will show the complete properties of an MSG file including: From, subject, sent date, received date & size in KB.


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Preview MSG Files in Multiple Styles

The tool allows you to open MSG files in multiple styles. You can view & read MSG files in Normal view mode, Hex view, property view, message header view, HTML view, MIME view, RTF view. Corresponding attachments can be previewed in the respective tab for it. read more


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Auto Locate and Scan MSG Files

MSG Reader has a Windows Explorer style interface and allows you to automatically locate folders having MSG files. MSG file viewer will help you to easily view any folder from any location of your machine. The software quickly scans the folder having MSG file and generates an instant preview.


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Search within MSG Files

MSG Viewer allows you to search within emails or attachments. With its advance searching feature, you can filter emails or attachments by keyword or phrase. Also, you can add various criteria to perform a more defined file search.


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Sort MSG Files with Attributes

Once the MSG files get loaded, you can re-arrange its order of listing via its attributes. You can sort the MSG files by its properties like From, Subject, To, Sent date, Received date and size in KB.


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Change Screen View Mode

MSG file viewer tool gives out a preview of the emails and its contacts in horizontal mode. But, if you need or as per your convenience, it is possible to change view mode of software interface from horizontal to vertical to read MSG files.


MSG Reader Screenshots

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Step 1: Launch MSG File Viewer
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Step 2: Explore MSG Files
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Step 3: View Mode
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Step 4: Multiple views of MSG Emails in MSG Reader

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Download MSG File Viewer Freeware

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Size: 9.3 MB Version: 3.0

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Installation Uninstallation EULA

Upgrade to MSG Viewer Pro for Advance Search & Option.

System Specifications

System Specifications
  • Disk Space: 10 MB of free hard disk space
Frequently Asked Questions

Does the software support Mac OS?

No, MSG File Viewer software is compatible with Windows Operating System only. It supports all Windows versions like: XP, Vista, 7,8 & the latest; Windows 10 as well.

Is the software free for a lifetime or do I have to pay afterwards?

Yes, MSG Reader freeware software is a totally free of cost tool to open MSG files. You can use it for viewing and performing search within MSG files.

MSG Viewer program is also free for A Company?

Yes, the software is even free for an organization to read MSG files, as there is no licensing policy associated for it being a freeware tool.

Do I need to have Outlook or other any other email application to use this software?

No, MSG Viewer is a standalone tool to open MSG file without Outlook and does not require any type of supportive application installed on machine.

Will free MSG Reader allow me to save emails with attachments?

No, free MSG file Viewer software will only let you take preview of messages along with attachments. To save emails and attachments you need to upgrade MSG Viewer to its Pro version.

I am unable to see my mail attachments after export. How can I see them?

Email attachments are embedded within the respective PDF in their native formats. You can see them by clicking on the "Paper Clip" icon in a PDF file.

Does this tool require admin rights when used on Windows 7?
Users at my organization work on Windows 7 Operating Systems and are getting prompter for admin rights while using MSG Viewer Pro Enterprise version. Are admin rights required to run the tool?

Yes, you must have full admin rights on the machine to perform this operation. Launch the tool using "Run as Administrator" while using Windows Vista, 7, 8 or Windows 10.

How many MSG files can I view and save at a time using Pro version?

There is no such limitation within the software. You can view any number of MSG files as the software is composed with advanced algorithms.

Can I save/print email messages and attachments using MSG Viewer Pro?

Yes, Pro version of MSG Viewer software facilitates users to save emails in PDF and embeds their respective attachments in the same document file. Further you can download those attachments in their native format and print them as well as the emails.

How many users are supported under the Enterprise License for MSG Viewer Pro?

Enterprise License of MSG Viewer Pro can be used by unlimited number of users from different geographical locations.

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Special Features of Outlook MSG Viewer Pro
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Option to Export

Once you upgrade the tool to view MSG file from Freeware to Pro version, the export option will get enabled. With this, you can successfully export the format and create a PDF file for each email.


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Export Selective MSG Files

MSG Viewer Pro allows you to export a few or selective emails as PDF. If you only need to save some of the emails then simply check the emails and right click on them for export options. Else, if you want you can also export the complete MSG folder in batch.


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Save File with Multiple Naming

There are multiple naming conventions provided by the tool, using which you can set a naming pattern to save a PDF file. By default, the PDF file gets saved by subject line of the respective email. But if you want, you can choose other options like: DD-MM-YY, DD-MM-YYYY, MM-DD-YYYY, Auto incremental etc.read more


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Maintains the Folder Structure

While you export format, the software to view MSG file will maintain its on-disk folder structure. As you save the MSG files, it will create exact root folder structure and save the PDF files into it.


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Save File in New Folder

After creating PDF files, you will be prompt to provide a storage location for saving file. Here, software allows you to choose any desirable location on your system. But if you want, you can also create a separate new folder directly from software panel and save the PDF files straight away into it.


Special Features of Outlook MSG Viewer Pro
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