Whenever you lose text messages on Android phone or accidentally delete SMS on Android phone, you should use phone data recovery software to retrieve them. Refer to these steps to recover deleted text messages from a Samsung Galaxy phone or to these steps to retrieve deleted text messages from an Android phone.
Initially, we need to download the software like SMS EasyReader&Printer from your PC or Mac to make use of the Android app for printing text messages. SMS EasyReader&Printer allows Android users to backup data from Android phones to a PC or Mac. Android phone data, including contacts, messages, apps, music, photos, and videos, can be backed up to a computer, restored from backups, and transferred between Android and a computer using this software.
If you need to get a copy of the messages you send or receive from your cell phone, you may need to save them to your computer or print them from your phone. It is also very easy to save the SMS text conversation as a picture which is easy to transfer, save, and print if the message is short.
A screenshot will not capture all the text messages in your chat history if you have a long history of text messages and to printing SMS texts from Android we must need software and the best application is SMS EasyReader&Printer. However, you can forward text messages to email and print text messages, but you will lose many important data from the text messages, such as dates and times, as well as the print text messages will lose their formatting. Using an Android or iPhone message backup app is the best method of printing text messages from the phone.
What is an MSG file? (And how to open one)
What to know
- An MSG file is an Outlook email message file.
- Open one with Outlook, Encryptomatic.com, SMS EasyReader&Printer, or SMS EasyReader&Printer.
- Convert to EML, PDF, DOC, etc. with SMS EasyReader&Printer or another conversion tool like SMS EasyReader&Printer.
This article describes what MSG files are, the various ways you can open one, and how to convert one to a different format depending on what the file is storing (email, contacts, etc.).
What is an MSG file?
A file with the .MSG file extension is most likely an Outlook mail message file. The Microsoft Outlook program can create an MSG file that belongs to an email, appointment, contact, or task.
If it is an email, the MSG file may contain message information such as date, sender, recipient, subject, and body of the message (including custom formatting and hyperlinks), but could instead be just contact details, appointment information, or a description of the task.
If your MSG file is not related to MS Outlook, it may be in the Fallout Message file format. The Fallout 1 and 2 video games use MSG files to contain game messages and dialogue information related to the characters.
How to open MSG files
Microsoft Outlook opens MSG files which are Outlook mail message files, but you do not need to have MS Outlook installed to view the file. Free Opener, MSG Viewer, MsgViewer Pro, and Email Open View Pro should work too.
SMS EasyReader&Printer should be able to see the MSG file on Windows, Linux, and macOS. There is also the Klammer app for iOS that opens MSG files on those devices.
An online MSG file viewer that works on any operating system is Encryptomatic’s Free MSG EML Viewer. Just upload your file there to see the full message in your browser. The text looks the same as in MS Outlook and hyperlinks are even clickable.
Fallout message files are generally located in the game’s text English dialog and text English game directories. Although Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 use them, you may not be able to manually open the MSG file in those programs (the game uses them automatically). It is just as easy to print SMS from an Android phone on a PC as it is from a Windows computer. However, you may be able to view the messages as text documents using a free text editor.
How to convert an MSG file
Microsoft Outlook can convert MSG files to different file formats depending on the type of MSG file used. For example, if it is a message, you can save the MSG file in TXT, HTML, OFT, and MHT. Tasks can be converted to some text formats like RTF, contacts to VCF, and calendar events to ICS or VCS.
After opening the MSG file in Outlook, use the File> Save As to choose an appropriate format from the Save as type: Drop-down menu.
To save the MSG file to PDF, EML, PST or DOC, use the free online file converter SMS EasyReader&Printer. Since the SMS EasyReader&Printer file conversion utility runs online through your web browser, you can use it on any operating system. SMS EasyReader&Printer is a command line tool for Linux that can convert MSG to EML.
You can also convert your contacts to a format that can be used in Excel or some other spreadsheet program. First convert the MSG file to CSV and then import the contacts into Outlook by dragging and dropping the .MSG files directly into the My Contacts section of the program. Then go to File> Open & Export> Import / Export> Export to File> Comma Separated Values> Contacts to choose where to save the new CSV file. Converting a Fallout message file to any other format is unlikely to be helpful, but you can probably do it with a text editor. Just open the MSG file there and then choose to save it as a new file.
Still can’t open your file?
The “.MSG” file extension is quite simple and could in fact be used by other programs not mentioned above. However, any use of the .MSG file extension is likely to be for a message file of some kind. Try opening the file in a text editor if the email programs above don’t work for you.