Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:38 PM
We have a user need to upgrade his MacBookPro to Mac Pro. Both running Outlook 2011 on Mac OS X 10.7.
What is the proper way to transfer his Outlook 2011 (everything) from MacBookPro to Mac Pro?
- Moved by Max MengMicrosoft Contingent Staff Monday, May 14, 2012 7:10 AM Off-topic (Office for Mac) (From:Outlook IT Pro Discussions)
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:50 PM
In Outlook, you can transfer all your data—such as e-mail messages, contacts, events, and notes—to an Outlook for Mac Data File. This allows you to back up your information or transfer it to Outlook for Mac on another computer. To transfer a set of contacts to another computer or application, you can export contacts as a tab-delimited text file, which can be opened by many other mail, spreadsheet, and database applications. You can also export single items as individual files, either to have as a backup or to use in other applications.
When you export to an Outlook for Mac Data File, you can choose to filter information by category or by item type. For example, if you want to transfer networking information from your work computer to your home computer, you could export only items that you've assigned to the Networking category. Similarly, you might want to export all your contacts on your home computer and then import them on your work computer. During the export process, you can choose to keep the exported items in Outlook, or to delete them after they are exported.
- On the File menu, click Export.
- Click Outlook for Mac Data File.
- Select an option to filter by category or item type.
To export all items in Outlook, click Items of the following types, and then select all the check boxes.
- Click the right arrow to continue, and then follow the instructions.
The Outlook for Mac Data File uses the .olm extension.
- On a new Mac Pro, repeat the steps, but instead File - Export, click Import:
- On the Outlook for Mac File menu, click Import.
- Click Outlook Data File, and then click the right arrow.
- Select a data file type, and then click the right arrow.
- Locate the data file on your computer, and then click Import.
- When the import process is complete, click Done.
The imported items appear in the navigation pane under On My Computer.
Bartosz Kurowski Senior Desktop Support, Microsoft Cerified Trainer. MCP, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, MOS
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 2:19 PM
Thank you very much! It is very helpful.
But, if I want to transfer User1's Outlook 2011 data to User2 on the same machine. I need to use some procedure, right? Or, any proper way to do so?
Thanks again for your quick reply.
Monday, May 14, 2012 7:10 AM
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