Using PST files in Outlook for Mac 2011

Confused over using PST files in Outlook for Mac 2011?

Outlook for Mac 2011 can import Outlook Data Files (.pst) that are created in Outlook for Windows. This is a one way transfer of information from a Windows-based computer to a Macintosh computer.

You can NOT export or save to a pst file in Outlook for Mac. When you import a pst file into Outlook for Mac, it will show up in the navigation . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.2.4 Update

Microsoft has released the out-of-band Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.4 Update. (111 MB) Although this update includes prior updates since 14.1.0, installation issues require first installing the 14.2.3 update on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) systems due to GateKeeper.

According to the update’s description it adds support for MacBook Pros with Retina displays and includes new features and fixes for Outlook for Mac.

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Use EagleFiler to archive Outlook & Entourage messages

Office for Mac users are waiting on many applications to include Outlook capability. Michael Tsai has updated both EagleFiler and SpamSieve for Outlook. C-Command Software has been around since 2002 and Michael is well known in Mac circles as being responsive to users and creating solid applications that are easy to use. Check out his reviews here.

Use EagleFiler to archive your email messages. EagleFiler works with both Entourage and Outlook. I especially recommend that . . .

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Do your .pst files need a little magic?

Outlook 2011 can import .pst files, but some users are reporting problems importing. I have tested some .pst files submitted by users that brought over no messages using Outlook import, but using Emailchemy I was able to bring over the data easily. I know Microsoft is looking into this issue, but in the mean time you might want to try the demo and see if will help with the transition to Outlook.

Emailchemy can convert . . .

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Use an empty Exchange profile to open PST files in Outlook 2001

If you’ve tried the PST Import Tool for Entourage 2004, and found that it won’t import your Outlook for Windows PST files, Diane recently posted Amir Haque’s method for migrating Outlook 2003 and 2007 PST files to Entourage 2004. However, if you don’t have an Exchange Server then you can’t use Outlook 2001 at home. Or can you?

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Importing from Outlook for Windows based PST to Entourage

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.

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