Archive old emails in Outlook to reduce size of Profile (Identity) using EagleFiler

As the years go buy a user’s Profile (Identity) gets larger and larger. I often see users with huge Profiles (Identities) 50GB and larger. Outlook has become sluggish under the weight of many GB of data. Not only is Outlook affected but on a small SSD drive, Outlook could be taking up the majority of space used. Consider this like a visit to your doctor. You can ignore the advice or wait until your Outlook . . .

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Update to shell script used with Super Duper! in Snow Leopard

After updating to Snow Leopard, some users need to update the shell script used to quit all Microsoft applications in Super Duper! The article also addresses the error with Adobe Unit Types.osax. . . .

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Poll: How often do you backup your Entourage Identity?

If you haven’t backed up lately then your data must not be important. If you are using Time Machine to backup, did you know that backing up while any Microsoft application is open can result in a corrupted database?

If you haven’t entered your info in the poll How big is your database?, please add your info. Currently, the largest number of users fall in the 1-4 GB range. The more users that contribute . . .

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Backup Your Contacts

Learn to backup your Entourage contacts using several options. Set up an Automator workflow that can be scheduled to backup automatically. Manually export your data as .rge and tab-delimited files. Save a .csv files for uploading to an online Address Book. . . .

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Backup Entourage with SuperDuper!

Previously, we’ve focused only on backing up your Entourage Identity, but today we’re going to also include the importance of backing up your Office for Mac folder in Applications, recovery from a bad system update and backup on the fly using SuperDuper! . . .

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Quit all Microsoft applications before backing up

To successfully backup your Entourage database, be sure all Microsoft applications and the Microsoft Database daemon are quit before backing up. New to Entourage 2008, Office Reminders are not quit when the Microsoft Database daemon is quit. . . .

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Automated Backup with Shell and AppleScripts

Using a shell script and an AppleScript that can be run automatically by the Mac OS X/Unix system utility, cron, these scripts run without any intervention on your part and keep your Entourage data safely backed up. . . .

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Using Automator and Entourage to back up the MUD folder

In this article, you will find out how you can configure your Mac to create a backup copy of the Microsoft User Data folder whenever you quit Entourage. While there have been some stability improvements with the latest version of Entourage (Entourage 2008), it is always a wise decision to back up the Entourage database. There are a couple of solutions on the Entourage Help Page, and this method is in fact only an automatised version of telling the Finder to copy the MUD folder to a different location. At the same time, the automation might appeal to some users who would otherwise forget to back up their files, so let us have a look at how this process can be set up. . . .

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Archiving your e-mails with EagleFiler

There are numerous applications out there designed to help you back up your Entourage data. I recently took a deeper look at one of them: EagleFiler by c-command . . .

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Backup individual items

How to backup Microsoft Entourage Mail, Contacts, Calendar Events, Notes and Tasks as individual items using different file formats. . . .

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