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Error Opening Message File

Here you will learn about How to fix the Error opening message file in Legacy family tree Genealogy Program. Need Help call us our Experts. Legacy Family Tree is a Windows genealogy program that assists family historians in tracking, organizing, printing, and sharing family history. The standard edition is distribute as unrestricted freeware, and downloading the software requires only registration on the company’s website. Users may be charge a fee to perform Product activation to “unlock” the additional features of the deluxe edition.

Error Opening Message File

When you receive an error message such as “Error Opening Message File” or “Message File Cannot be Found,” follow these step:

Controlled Folder Access is a security feature in Windows 10. Please disable this by going to your start menu and typing Controlled Folder. This should bring up the Controlled Folder Access option. Once this is disable, try Legacy again.


If The Preceding Step Does Not Resolve The Issue, Proceed To The Following Steps:

  1. Remove Legacy completely.
  2. Please temporarily disable your Internet security (firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware, popup blockers, etc.) as these programs can occasionally cause problems when downloading.
  3. Save the Legacy setup file (but do not run it yet).
  • Download legacy family tree program.
  • Legacy 8 or earlier:  and download your version’s final release (build). You might also be interested in reading “How to Install Legacy 7.5 or Earlier on a Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista Computer”.
  1. Login as Administrator to your computer. To repair missing or corrupted system files, use the System File Checker tool.
  2. If the error persists, you can attempt a registry repair. Several utilities are available to accomplish this. Some are paid, while others are free. Cleaner from Piriform has worked well for us.
  3. Restart your computer in Safe Mode and run the Legacy Family Tree setup file to install it.

Need Help

If you need help, contact our Legacy Family Tree Experts call us at our toll-free number +1-888-471-8628 or live chat with our Genealogy Experts.