Close to going back to PC- Outlook 2011 Required

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ahill698, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 21, 2012
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    Leeds UK
    #1
    Hi
    I wonder if anyone could help.
    I am trying to import a pst file from my PC based Outlook 2007 to Mac MS Outlook 2011 on a new Macbook Retina.

    I have the file on my desktop and followed the Outlook instructions to import but when import is pressed Outlook appears to hang.

    if I force quit Outlook it comes up not responding.

    Any suggestions? or a good alternative to Outlook?

    pst. file size approx 4gb

    All help will be much appreciated, not having an easy time switching so far.
    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    rpg51

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    Jul 4, 2012
    #2
    Dont know answer but

    I was a life long windows and outlook user until about a year ago and my experience is that Mail and Calendar are great programs and I have far less trouble using them compared to MS Office which while I do have installed, I no longer use. Just a thought.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Apr 25, 2012
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    Outlook on a Mac doesn't handle local message storage like Outlook on a PC. In fact, the Mac has to convert the messages and import them into an OLM file. That will take a while with a 4 GB PST file. If you can, set it to import overnight, you may find that it will have completed when you return to the machine in the morning.

    I actually plan on importing my PST files from my work PC into my work Mac for testing some theories, I'll see how it goes on Monday.
     

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