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Microsoft Entourage to Outlook Migration

Step-by-Step Process for Export Mac Entourage Email Database to PST

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Microsoft provides a popular office suite that is known as Microsoft Office, for both Mac and Windows users. If you are the one who is using MS Office for Windows then, you will find an email application i.e. Outlook. Though, if you are using MS Office for Mac then, you will have Mac Entourage in place of MS Outlook. But, in the latest MS Office for Mac 2011, Mac Entourage has been changed by Outlook for Windows. In the following write-up, we will discuss Windows Outlook as same as Mac Entourage along with the way to transfer Entourage to PST Outlook to perform Microsoft Entourage to Outlook migration.

Quick Look on Mac Entourage and Windows Outlook

Before we start our discussion on converting Entourage to Outlook PST, let us first have a look over Microsoft Entourage and Windows Outlook. Both the programs are email client application and PIM (personal information manager). Because of having comparison, both the applications come up with mailing service including task list, calendar, note list, address book and other functionalities. Additionally, Windows Outlook suits Web browsing while Mac Entourage supports Project managing. Alike to Windows Outlook, Mac Entourage also capable for recovering email by using POP and IMAP account.

Reason to Convert Entourage Database to PST

Entourage is a Mac-based email program that was developed through the IT giant for Microsoft for Mac OS 8.5 as same as higher versions. Still, it has been stopped now. Its closure is one of the key reasons because of which user’s necessity to export Entourage email to PST for Windows that is a feature –rich email program. Well, to change from Entourage to Outlook files, it is compulsory to convert Entourage MBOX mails to PST format. The reason being, the limited file format of Mac Entourage in which it stores its data items such as MBOX. To initiate so, users can use the below given technique.

Solution for Microsoft Entourage Export to PST Successfully

There are two methods available for exporting Entourage to Outlook that are mentioned below:

Follow the steps as described below:

  1. Connect the USB drive to the Mac operating system.
  2. Open Microsoft Entourage email program.
  3. In the menu bar of the application, click on the File tab and then choose the Export
  4. Choose Export items to an Entourage archive and then All Items.
  5. Click the right arrow at the bottom of the window, choose the USB drive as a destination location and then click on the Export
  6. Disconnect the USB drive from the Mac system, connect it to any Windows PC and open Microsoft Outlook.
  7. In Outlook, click File and select the Import
  8. Choose Entourage Information from an Archive or Earlier Version and click on the ‘right arrow’ icon that is situated at the bottom of the dialog window.
  9. Choose Entourage archive RGE file and click on the right arrow icon present at the bottom of the window.
  10. Check on the checkboxes existing there for emails, rules, contacts, calendar events, signatures, tasks, notes, accounts, custom views and scrapbook clippings connected with Entourage. By checking all these given options, they are chosen. Additional, click on the ‘right arrow icon’ to continue.
  11. Click on the Browse tab to choose the USB drive in the dialog window. Further, click on the RGE file that was saved and then click on the Choose
  12. Click on the right arrow, and after that on the Finish tab to import the Entourage profile and data into Windows Outlook.

With the execution of the above discussed technique, operators can move Entourage to Outlook. The pros and cons related with this process are as follows:

Pros

  • light on user’s pocket

Cons

  • Needs one to have technical expertise
  • One should be very cautious in performing the mentioned steps
  • Any inconsistency in the carrying out of the steps can create the process unsuccessful

The other method to export Entourage to PST is by using third-party software i.e. Entourage Mail to PST Conversion Tool. Using the software you can save Entourage mailbox to Outlook in a bulk at once with success result. The Entourage to Outlook Converter software is an excellent utility for any home user and business users to switch their data from Mac Entourage to Windows Outlook file format. It maintains folder hierarchy of Entourage mailbox during the process and retained exact folder structure of Outlook after the conversion process. All Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) OS and MS Outlook (2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003) versions are also compatible with the Mac Entourage Export to PST Converter software.

Store Location of Entourage Data Files

In Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft fully replaced Entourage with Outlook, and named it ‘Outlook for Mac 2011’. Unluckily, Outlook does not support MBOX file created by Entourage to manage email messages, but either the OLM file or the PST file. You can export entourage to Outlook after importing the MBOX file (located at Hard Disk Name/Users/user name/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2008 Identities/Main Identity) to its comparable PST file, and then move it directly into Outlook.

Now you have extracted Entourage data files at your desired location, then

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Entourage to Outlook Converter Free Trial version is also accessible for user’s evaluation. Using the Free Demo version you can migrate 25 emails from Entourage to PST with attachments.

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