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VMG File Extension

Nokia Text Message
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What is VMG file?

VMG (vMessage) is a file format used by Nokia phones. VMG files store by default sent and received SMS messages. Single VMG files contains the actual text of SMS message and related metadata, such as information about the sender, and date sent or received.

VMG text format

VMG files are used for storing structured text data encoded in Unicode on Nokia phones. VMG can easily by viewed using any text editor, and they can serve as a backup copy of message by synchronizing phone with a computer.

Programs which support VMG file extension

Files with VMG suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support VMG file

Updated: 01/27/2023

How to open file with VMG extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening VMG files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with VMG files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Nokia PC Suite software

Install software to open VMG file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening VMG files is that no program that can handle VMG files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Nokia PC Suite or different compatible program, such as Nokia Suite, Nokia Converter. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Nokia PC Suite installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Nokia PC Suite to the latest version

Update software that support file extension VMGYou still cannot access VMG files although Nokia PC Suite is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Nokia PC Suite cannot handle files with VMG may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Nokia PC Suite.

Step 3. Associate Nokia Text Message files with Nokia PC Suite

After installing Nokia PC Suite (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open VMG files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with VMG file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the VMG file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Nokia PC Suite installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open VMG files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with VMG file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the VMG file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Nokia PC Suite and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with VMG extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the VMG file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the VMG file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check VMG file for viruses
1. The VMG may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the VMG is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the VMG file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the VMG file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the VMG file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic VMG file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with VMG extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Nokia Text Message file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Nokia PC Suite

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support VMG files. Close all running programs and try opening the VMG file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Nokia Text Message files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with VMG files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a VMG file

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