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Migrate contact groups from Entourage 2004 to Address Book
Authored by: jiclark on May 01, '09 05:32:34PM

You obviously have had no experience with attempting to migrate Groups out of Entourage! It has to be one of the hardest things I've ever tried to help a client accomplish!!

There is no built-in way to do it, and there are several sites online that explain supposed workarounds. Micro$oft even has a page explaining how to do it, and it is a ROYAL pain. We decided it wasn't worth the trouble...

This method seems much more straightforward, believe it not, and I will definitely be trying it with a client next week. I'll post back with our results.

Thanks for the tip!



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Migrate contact groups from Entourage 2004 to Address Book
Authored by: babbage on May 01, '09 06:51:57PM

Obviously, I've kept my distance from Entourage, yes :-)

I'm a big fan of data portability for exactly this reason. There's big downsides in getting heavily invested in an app that doesn't let you carry around your data between programs, devices, etc. This sounds like a prime example.

If this really is easier than the usual approach, good luck with it. Isn't Entourage scriptable? Maybe there are ways to automate at least some of these steps, no?

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