If you are looking for a way to import data from an Outlook for Windows based PST to Entourage then here is something you can use. Bad news is it uses Outlook 2001 which is a Classic application. MacIntel users can forget about this unless they have access to an older computer.
- You can use the PST Import Tool to import data from any PST created using Outlook 2001 for Mac into Entourage 2004.
- You can also use a workaround to import all data from any PST (no matter where it was created, i.e. Windows PC or Mac) but that is not guaranteed to work without any issue as MS never tested this against all those PST formats (thus not supported by PSS!).
All you need to do is transfer all data from any PST (ANSI or Unicode) into an ANSI PST (PST created to work with OL2002 and previous versions on PC, can be created using Outlook 2003/2007) by drag and drop or move/copy operation. Then open that ANSI PST on a Mac using Outlook 2001 for Mac (yes, these PSTs are cross-platform PSTs), then again move all data from this ANSI PST to a new PST you should create using Outlook 2001 for Mac.
- This carries with it the limitations of ANSI PSTs (limited size). You can always use multiple PSTs to workaround size.
- Before you ask…Yes, it does handle Calendar and Contacts.
Now, you can use the final PST file which you created using Outlook 2001 for Mac with the PST Import Tool to import all data into Entourage 2004.
This tip is provided by Amir Haque. Amir reports “It’s a workaround which I have tested myself, it works fine, I have provided it to many of our enterprise customers as well, none of them complained.”
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