- Simply Install the Office 2011 for Mac on your new machine.
- Open it and create an identity
- It will recreate the folder in your ~/Documents called Microsoft User Data
- Quit Outlook.
- Replace that folder in your ~/Documents with the one from you HD which is connected extrenally I am assuming
- it will ask you to replace existing file. Yes replace it
- Then Launch Outlook.
- Go to your contacts section on Outlook and highlight ALL of your contacts and click and drag them onto the desktop.
- Quit Outlook.
- Now highlight all of those new contacts on your desktop in VCF format and secondary click to open them. Choose open with select Contacts App. JOB DONE. Enjoy
Hope this helps you out. Enjoy ï£¿ï£¿ï£¿
I haven't got the original Office 2011 discs. The MBP was a hand me down from my brother and I don't have access to Office 2011. Is there a way of extracting a file containing the contacts?
There are a couple of utilities that claim to do that, none are free (to my knowledge) Erics suggestion will work but a .pst or .olm file is a nightmare to search without Microsoft.
Google for pst converters (or olm, whichever you have). The files contain everything in Outlook, not just contacts and the content will be unformatted in TextEdit, you will need patience and an awful lot of time doing it that way.
Outlook for Mac generates an OLM file, but there may also be a PST, they are equally inscrutable but pst coverters are more likely to be available. Usually about $30
Did I miss a trick. No way. You have the app already on the external.
Boot your mac with the external HD connected.
holding down the Option Key(alt)
choose your external Mac HD.
Launch Outlook and follow the steps I pointed out above.
Except drag your contacts from Outlook to your Internal Mac HD ~/Desktop
Restart Mac from internal HD
then drag and drop in Contacts App.