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Yet another Outlook contacts to Address Book solution Apps
Here's yet another method of migrating your Outlook (on your PC) contacts to Address Book on a Mac. It's a bit of a workaround, but it's free.

Download Thunderbird for the PC, and import your Outlook contacts into Thunderbird. Then export the contacts to a .ldif file on the PC. Transfer the .ldif file to your Mac and import the .ldif to Address Book. Done.

[robg adds: There are many other hints (123456) here concerning moving Outlook's contact data to Address Book.]
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Yet another Outlook contacts to Address Book solution
Authored by: luhmann on Aug 22, '07 07:30:44AM

Unfortunately this is not an ideal solution. After checking what happened it seems that Apple stripped out the "company name" and "URL" fields from my data. They are present in the Thunderbird addressbook and the LDIF export, but not in the AddressBook after import.

Another option I tried was to export from Thunderbird as a CSV file, which addressbook can also import (and when you do this Address book gives you more control over which fields are imported). Unfortunately, while this works in principle, the fact that I have a lot of contacts using non-Western characters made this unworkable. For some reason AddressBOOk CSV import cannot handle UTF-8 files properly.



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Yet another Outlook contacts to Address Book solution
Authored by: luhmann on Aug 22, '07 08:20:52AM

Update: The CSV file import option works, but you have to manually specify the encoding to UTF-8. Automatic does not work properly for some reason.



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