Create individual files for contacts and events

Have you ever wanted to create a file with all of your contacts as .vcf files, or your calendar events as .ics files to share or as a simple, non-automatic back-up? Here is an easy way to accomplish this task.

When you are in the Mail view of Entourage, under View in the Menu bar, toggle “Show mail folders only”

Now you’ll see a folder for your Address Book and Calendar in the folder window.


Simply drag the folder to the desktop to create individual files. You’ll also note, it’s an easy way to view your Address Book and Calendar while still viewing the mail folders.



View contents of Address Book folder


View contents of Calendar folder

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2 comments to Create individual files for contacts and events

  • Kenneth Taylor

    When I do this for Calendar and examine within the folder some of my events have an iCal icon and the default ‘open with’ is iCal and some Entourage icon and the default ‘open with’ is is Entourage.
    Should I fix this? If so what is the best way?

  • This is a Finder issue. It’s not uncommon to see this behavior. You can change ti all to Entourage if you do a Get Info and select to “change all” after you select Entourage to be the default application to open.