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Moving Outlook info to Address Book and iCal Apps
I searched for too long to figure out how to best move Microsoft Outlook data (Contacts and Calendars) to a Mac (Address Book and iCal).

The export options provided by Microsoft Outlook 2003 are atrocious. (Not sure about 2007 or 2010.)

But, with Apple's iTunes and an iPhone/iPod touch, it's quite easy.
  • Attach iPhone to Windows PC with Outlook data and launch iTunes.
  • Tell iTunes to sync Contacts, Calendars from Outlook.
  • Press the Sync button.
  • Attach the iPhone to your Mac and launch iTunes.
  • Ignore the 'This device is sync'd with another iTunes Library' warning and tell iTunes to sync Contacts and Calendars.
  • Sync and tell it to 'Merge' the information.

[crarko adds: I've done transfers like this before; obviously be careful about auto-syncing Music and other media to a different library and wiping those off your iOS device. There are options like libpst or using Thunderbird as an intermediary that may be attempted as well.]
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Moving Outlook info to Address Book and iCal
Authored by: scotty321 on Nov 02, '10 08:19:33AM

Not sure why the original poster was having such a hard time transferring Outlook information to the Mac. The OUTSTANDING program Outlook2Mac has been around for over 7 years, it's only $10 (or something cheap like that), and it works flawlessly!!

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Moving Outlook info to Address Book and iCal
Authored by: dushu on Nov 02, '10 10:33:35AM

I've used O2M by Little Machines (
Its worth the $10 any day - saves a lot of headaches and ensures the data is transferred easily.

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It's much easier for MobileMe users
Authored by: rodneyweston on Nov 02, '10 09:46:47PM

Contacts, Calendars and Bookmarks are all synchronised via the Cloud.

This saves time and effort because it is not a "one off" - it stays in sync without any further thought...

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