How do I export the message body of a PST email as a text (.txt) file?

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Prior to FileLocator Pro version 7.5 when an email was copy/pasted or dragged/dropped to a folder it was saved as a .txt file. Now, however, the email is exported as a .msg file.

How do I get the old functionality back, ie export emails as .txt files instead of .msg files?

asked Dec 5, 2014 by dave (53,670 points)

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When the new .msg export functionality was added in FileLocator Pro 7.5 another option Add separate message body text attachment was added to preserve the ability to export emails as text files:

Text file option

With that option checked a separate text file is added to the results, which represents the email body as a text file. For example, to extract the emails of a folder in a PST file as text files you'd perform a search like this:

File name:       *.txt
Containing text:
Look In:         C:\MyEmail.pst\Inbox

Each result will represent the body of the email and when copied or exported to a folder will be extracted as a text file.

answered Dec 5, 2014 by dave (53,670 points)