What are MSO files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a MSO file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a MSO file?
MSO files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Outlook Inline Word is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Microsoft Outlook Inline Word File
When you send an HTML message with a Microsoft Word attachment using the Microsoft Outlook email application, the email will have an attachment named Oledata.mso. This file contains information on how to display the Word file correctly in the email.
How to open MSO files
Important: Different programs may use files with the MSO file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MSO file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested six different MSO openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 10, 2023
All known file formats using extension .MSO
While Microsoft Outlook Inline Word File is a popular type of MSO-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .MSO file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
ActiveMime Object File
We know that one MSO format is ActiveMime Object File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
We know that one MSO format is MedleySound Module. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
MedlySound Audio Module
We know that one MSO format is MedlySound Audio Module. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of MSO files. Remember, different programs may use MSO files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|ICS Viewer||User submitted|
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