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export/import from MAC to PC a .pst file

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  1. cindiesue

    cindiesue Thread Starter

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    import/export .pst fm Mac to PC (09-23-2003 08:38 PM) report / quote / edit (#1)

    I have a PC, She has a Mac
    I have Outlook, She has outlook express
    She has a directory I need to use.
    We have tried it every way but loose.
    I made a folder under Contacts
    I highlighted it
    I pulled down file and then Import/export
    The window asked me to browse and find the file
    that I saved on my desktop from her attached email she sent.
    I then chose import from another file which is a .pst
    and it didn't work
    If I choose internal mail and addresses it takes some old
    emails from my hard drive and redeposits it to my Inbox, not contact. I want contacts that are saved in a file on my desktop.

    when it loaded in my inbox it didn't give me an option to find the file I was loading.

    If I send you the file and you try it we could see how it is working.
     
  2. Couriant

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    If you are using MAC O.S 9 then most likely it won't work due to compatibility problems. Even with updates there is no guarrantees...
     
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    yes, she has o.s9. So. If i put the pst file on a disk and installed it that way would it work?
    Right now, what is happening is when i go through the import window and it gets to the window where it says File to Import, I brows for it, I select it and the next window gives me a wierd option to import. What options am I supposed to have there.
    I think it defaults to a file I deleted yesterday and it is not allowing me to select the file I have on my desktop. When I do select the wierd name, it makes a folder but it appears under TASK and not as a contact list...
     
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    Ethier way it won't work.

    Which version of Outlook are you using?

    The steps to import are usually:

    File / Import
    select Personal File (.pst)
    select a folder for the data to go in.

    (I noticed that my Outlook Express uses a .wab file for Contacts, if that's what you want)
     
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    note maybe try exporting hte file as a .CSV file...
     
  6. cindiesue

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    She has Outlook Express
    I have Outlook2002
    so maybe she could save in .wab and a csv instead of pst?
    so i will try.
    why would i not be given any choices on the file selection?
     
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    you mean you could not choose .PST as a tpye of file to import?
     
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    no, this is so confusing to explain I ;am about ready to scream.

    these are the steps:
    File:import/export
    Wizard Import/Export: select import from another program
    Import a File: find the pst
    Import Personal Folder: browse for the pst file on the desktop:select if you want to override duplicates etc.
    Import Personal Folders: it only gives me one choice. It is not the name of the file I browsed for. The name that continues to pop up is a name I gave the pst file yesterday and I deleted. : the other option on the bottom says :save in Personal Folders.
    Finish: the folder sometimes is made but it is not under the Contacts but under TASK

    It could be because the file is not a .pst like you said, and the wab would work. She is trying to send it now.
     
  9. cindiesue

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    We she sent me the csv and it was an exel thing.
    so I went through the windows and it said I needed an installer.
    My disc is not here now.

    she said she tried to do the wab but it said it didn't know what she was talking about.

    ??
     
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    .WAB is the Windows Address Book. Most likely she doesn't have that since she is on a MAC.

    .CSV is a Comma Separate Value file that is associated with Excel (or any spreadsheet program). Infact you should be able to read the file's contents.
     
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    Any update on this Cindiesue?
     
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    I am shifting from WinXP Pro to a Mac OSX.
    I need to know if i can import my emails saved in .pst file in WinXP Pro to theemail client on Mac OSX (office 2004 installed.. the email client is called Entourage )

    Please help
     
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    I don't know if the OSX uses the .PST extension. You need to consult Macintosh to see if Entourage supports the .PST file. Note that for contacts Outlook can export them out as a .CSV file so Entourage maybe able to import that, but for your messages, contact Mac.
     
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    Hi,

    Can you advise how I need to save the contacts export from outlook express 5 on my imac so that I can import it into outlook 2003 on my PC (windows xp)??
     
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    I'm guessing its the same: File > Export. Export it as a CSV file and then send it via email to the other machine.
     
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