MSMESSAGESTORE is a file extension commonly associated with Windows Mail Message Information Database files. Windows Mail Message Information Database format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. MSMESSAGESTORE files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. MSMESSAGESTORE file format, along with 343 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular program for handling MSMESSAGESTORE files is Windows Live Mail, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named Windows Live Mail was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MSMESSAGESTORE files, check the developer’s official website.
Programs that can handle MSMESSAGESTORE files are as follows. MSMESSAGESTORE files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing MSMESSAGESTORE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with MSMESSAGESTORE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MSMESSAGESTORE files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Windows Live Mail or one to the listed programs: Windows Mail. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Windows Live Mail installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Windows Live Mail installed on your systems and MSMESSAGESTORE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why MSMESSAGESTORE files are not compatible with Windows Live Mail. The most recent version of Windows Live Mail is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Windows Live Mail (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MSMESSAGESTORE files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MSMESSAGESTORE file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MSMESSAGESTORE file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the MSMESSAGESTORE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic MSMESSAGESTORE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the MSMESSAGESTORE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Windows Mail Message Information Database file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MSMESSAGESTORE files. Close all running programs and try opening the MSMESSAGESTORE file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows Mail Message Information Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MSMESSAGESTORE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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