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Data import from Entouarge 2001 to Entourage v.X
Authored by: heyotwell on Aug 07, '03 09:19:26PM

I just went through this. It's not totally clear from the original hint, so here's exactly what I did.

1. Install and set up Entourage X
2 Find Outlook Express on my Apps (OS9) folder (it's installed by default with OS X)
3 Launch OE (this launches in Classic, not OSX) and create an account. This creates the "Identities" folder you'll use in a minute.
4 Quit OE.
5 Find OE's "Identities" folder, which is in your Documents/Microsoft User Data/ folder (it's right next to the Office X Identities folder)
6 Replace the contents of the "Main Identity" folder in the "Identities" folder with the stuff I'd backed up from Entourage 2001 and want to use again (Database, Rules, Signatures, Messages, etc.)
(Note that if you start OE at this point, it will complain that it can't use the current Identity. That doesn't matter.)
7 Start Entourage
8 Go to File->Import and follow the process for importing from OE. Note that it will ask you to select OE's "Identities" folder where you've just put your good Entourage 2001 stuff.
9 It should import just fine from there.

I had to futz around with my Account settings--my password got garbled--but that's it. I found the import to be much faster than other similar imports I've done.

I think this might even be easier than doing the MBOX backup procedure, which can be slow.

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