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Bulk re-creation of msg from vmbx (missing documents)

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Delete_or_Not
Super Contributor.

Bulk re-creation of msg from vmbx (missing documents)

Hi,

 

Around 450 renditions are missing from the store, but vmbx parts are there. Is there any way of re-creating those msg's from the vmbx parts? To explain: When user clicks on the document in HP TRIM, the error is displayed: Cannot extract the document from the store. However, when user select the document and choose the preview in the bottom pane, the message is readable, all with the attachments.

 

In properties, under "Renditions" we have details about the msg rendition, but the actual message (msg) is lost?

Any ideas how to recreate them properly, with the all metadata ?

Thanks

 

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EWillsey
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Bulk re-creation of msg from vmbx (missing documents)

VMBX is basically just a plain text document. There's no easy way of converting that to a MSG file. :(
Delete_or_Not
Super Contributor.

Re: Bulk re-creation of msg from vmbx (missing documents)

Yes, it looks like that, but that text file, once opened with HP TRIM viewer looks like "real MS Outlook" message. Perhaps if we can import all these vmbx's into the Outlook in some "different" way, maybe the msg parts could be re-created. I tried, but no succes.

EWillsey
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Bulk re-creation of msg from vmbx (missing documents)

Most of the tools out there only import eml.  So you'd need to first convert from txt (vmbx) to eml and then to msg.  It's not really worth it if you ask me.