Upgrading from old entourage 2004/2008 to Outlook 2011 for Mac is very simple, install Office 2011 for Mac after closing the welcome screen Outlook will automatically upgrade your Entourage Identity into a latest 2011 Identity.
Importing your entire data from entourage 2004/2008 to outlook 2011 is one of the tricky task, but don’t worry in this blog you will read about the complete solution on “How to migrate the entire data from Entourage 2004/2008 to Outlook 2011″?
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While migrating or exporting the data from Entourage 2004/2008 to Outlook 2011 manually sometimes some data may also be deleted or get corrupt. In order to deal with this situation create the backup of your entourage data first. If you don’t have backup of your entourage database and suffering from data lost situation then you should use Entourage Repair Tool to fix the issue automatically.
Below some information about upgrading from Entourage 2008 or Entourage 2004:
- Categories, calendars, calendar events, tasks, and notes are all supported in Outlook and will be passed forward.
- Microsoft Outlook upgrades only one Identity automatically.
- In case of any undistributed Project Center documents then move your documents to SkyDrive, SharePoint, Mac OS X sharing, or Windows shared folders.
- You cannot migrate the Project Center projects as Entourage Project Center is not supported in Outlook.
- Outlook also doesn’t support Entourage’s link feature as all links that were in Entourage will be deserted after upgrading.
Steps to migrate from Entourage 2004/2008 to Outlook 2011 –
Step 1: Install Outlook 2011 in your computer and go to file then import.
Step 2: Choose Entourage information from an archive or earlier version and click right arrow to continue.
Step 3: Choose that from where you would like to import: Entourage 2008 or Entourage 2004. After it click the right arrow here to continue.
Step 4: After it select the data or files that you want to import and click the right arrow to continue.
Step 5: Always select the most recent main identity to import.
Step 6: You will receive a message that will tell you that it is going to download information from an Exchange account.
Step 7: Click OK.
Step 8: After the completing importing process, click on OK to finish.
Apply the above given steps carefully in order to achieve the best result and without affecting any data. Given manual method is able to resolve the issue “How to migrate from Entourage 2004/2008 to Outlook 2011”.
Recommended Entourage Data Recovery tool
It is above discussed that sometimes data loss situation may occur after the migration process. So in order to deal with this issue you should apply a professional Entourage Data Recovery Tool. This tool doesn’t demand any backup file to restore your lost data. It is also very easy to use tool, so one can operate this tool without need of any professional expertise.
STEPS TO RESTORE Corrupted ENTOURAGE Database
Step 1: Start the Entourage repair Tool software. After that ‘Select Entourage Database File’ dialog box that gets displayed first by default. Now in the text box you will find a default location of database file, is by default selected. Press on ‘Browse‘ option to select database file from any other location.
Step 2: After this the file will scan itself. After the completion of scanning process, a summary message box will get displayed. Hit on the ‘Close’ button to close this summary message box.
Step 3: After this have a preview of the repaired Entourage database file before saving, open it in Stellar Phoenix Entourage Repair. You will find the default repaired mail which is displayed on the preview window. To have a preview of any mail, hit on ‘Mail’ button of the Tool bar or go to ‘View’ menu and click Mail option. You can even select your desired Entourage mailbox folder to see its contents.
Step 4: Now to save the repaired entourage file at your desired location, click on the File option on the application’s menu bar. Then select the ‘Save Repaired File’ option and after this you will find the ‘Destination Folder’ dialog box. Select your desired destination for saving the repaired file.
Step 5: At last you will find a saving process dialog box. You can even click on ‘Stop’ button to stop the file saving process.