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Migrate contact groups from Entourage 2004 to Address Book
Authored by: michaelj on Jan 15, '13 05:59:08PM

I could not get the script to work using 10.8.2 Apple Mail with Entourage, so this hint was the only method that worked for me. Thank you for this. The instructions have changed slightly, so here is an update:

1. Create a temporary folder to use for the transition. I called mine contacts, and stored it on the Desktop.
2. Open Entourage's address book. Select all of the individual contacts except for the "me" contact.
3. Drag those contacts over to the temporary folder that you created. They will save as vCards.
4. Drag these vCards into Contacts.
5. After the cards are successfully imported, delete them from the Entourage address book (so you are left with only the groups and the "me" card).
6. Delete the vCards from the temporary folder -- don't delete the folder, just the vCards inside.
7. Go back to Entourage's address book and click on the group you would like to import. Select all of the contacts inside.
8. Control-click on the highlighted list and select Add to Address Book from the contextual menu. Those contacts now should populate the address book as individual entries.
9. Select those contacts (except the "me" contact), drag them to your temporary folder.
10. In Contacts, create a new group (Shift-Command-N), name it appropriately, then drag the vCards from your temporary folder directly onto the Group in Contacts.
11. If there are duplicate cards, they will be updated.
12. Delete the contacts from the temporary contacts folder, and from the Entourage address book, and repeat for each remaining group.

The only change I would make is to create two temporary folders, one for Contacts and one for Contact Groups. That way, you can keep all of the individual vCards that were originally in Entourage and import them back into Entourage when you are finished.

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