RPMSG File Extension

RPMSG file icon
Outlook Restricted Permission Message
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    Microsoft
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    2.9 (31 votes)

What is RPMSG file?

Files in the RPMSG format are email messages with restricted access , associated with the Microsoft Outlook application. Such files contain messages with confidential data and additional attachments which content can be displayed only by a defined recipient.

Functionis of RPMSG files

RPMSG files are used for control of access to messages, utilizing cyphering. The message sender can also limit certain actions, like saving, printing, forwarding or copying. Sending email messages is an easy and very popular trend in modern world, however, such messages may be a potential target for attacks of unauthorised third persons. This is way the RPMSG file format was created – in order to ensure security of electronic messages.

Additional information about RPMSG files

  1. RMPG files can be opened, edited and displayed only with Microsoft Outlook functioning in Windows environment.
  2. RPMSG files are sent as an attachments to standard email messages.
  3. Creating RPMSG files is a process of storing content and attachments in a single file, which than is being compressed and cyphered, so that finally a message.rpmsg file is created.

Programs which support RPMSG file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open RPMSG files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. RPMSG files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support RPMSG file

Updated: 12/06/2019

How to open file with RPMSG extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening RPMSG files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with RPMSG extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with RPMSG files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Outlook

Problems with opening and working with RPMSG files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with RPMSG files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Outlook. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Outlook website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Outlook to the latest version

If you already have Microsoft Outlook installed on your systems and RPMSG files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why RPMSG files are not compatible with Microsoft Outlook. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Outlook.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Outlook to RPMSG files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate RPMSG files with latest version of Microsoft Outlook you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the RPMSG file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Outlook is installed, check the Always use this app to open RPMSG files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with RPMSG extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with RPMSG extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the RPMSG for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the RPMSG file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the RPMSG file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the RPMSG file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the RPMSG file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the RPMSG file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the RPMSG file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with RPMSG extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Outlook Restricted Permission Message file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Outlook

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with RPMSG extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Outlook Restricted Permission Message file. It may be the case that the RPMSG files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a RPMSG file

File Conversions from RPMSG extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to RPMSG file
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