Tags: Categories: I recently had to help a client move from one Mac to another, during the process one task proved more challenging than originally anticipated. I wanted to share my info in the event that it helps someone out there. In Outlook 2016 for Mac, Microsoft in its infinite wisdom, has changed the default location of the email profile folder.
Aug 29, 2012 Hi there, I have an existing email address that has just been migrated from MelbourneIT email to Office 365. I'm running Mac Mail on OS X 10.6.5 and need simple steps on how to modify the existing account (POP3) to send/receive using Office 365 (no idea). 2nd: Do the Migration, and see if on the new Mac Office just wants the licence details (and if so remove Office from the old Mac,because I will still be using it, albeit without Office and I don't want any issues with two copies of Office running).
The new location is not well documented, and I stumbled upon it on an obscure, the location is /Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles/Main Profile this folder needs to be copied from Mac to Mac when migrating data. Migration assistant choked on this folder twice, leaving me unable to move it via a thunderbolt to thunderbolt connection.
I then mounted the drive of the old Mac onto the new Mac via the cable and copied it over manually. This method worked and worked well. For the sake of completeness, I will do a quick writeup of the other methods of migration that were recommended by Microsoft directly in the event that this method fails for whatever reason for my readers. Method: Archive and Import The first step in this method is to export the data from Outlook 2016 on the Mac in question. An archive file in Outlook 2016 for Mac is a.olm file that you can save to any location on your Mac or on a different machine for safekeeping. You can export your email, contacts, calendars, tasks, or notes to the.olm archive file. Here’s how:.
On the Tools tab, choose Export. On the Tools tab, click Export. In the Export to Archive File (.olm) box, check the items you want to export, and choose Continue. Check the items you want to export.
In the Save As box, under Favorites, choose the Downloads folder, and click Save. Save the archive file as an.olm. Once your data has been exported, you’ll get a notification and you’ll choose Finish. Now that your files are exported, time to import them.
To import an OLM file on a Mac follow these steps A.olm file is the data file used by Outlook for Mac to archive your email messages, contacts, calendar items, tasks, and notes. If you’re moving from one Mac to another or upgrading from Outlook for Mac 2011 to Outlook 2016 for Mac, you’ll want to export your email messages, contacts, calendar items, tasks, and notes to a.olm file first (How do I export to a.olm file?). Note the location where you save the.olm file because you’ll need it during the import process. Export your Outlook for Mac email messages, contacts, calendar items, tasks, and notes to a.olm file and note the location where you save that file.
If moving from one Mac to another, transfer the.olm file to the new one. In Outlook for Mac 2016, on the Tools tab, choose Import. On the Tools tab, click Import. In the Import box, select Outlook for Mac archive file (.olm) Continue. Import archive file as.olm.
Locate the.olm file on your Mac, and then click Import. Imported items appear on the navigation panes (Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, Notes) under On My Computer. For example, contacts are in the navigation pane on the People tab, email messages are on the navigation pane on the Mail tab, calendar items are in the navigation pane on the Calendar tab, and so on. Method: Migration Assistant I will preface this bit by saying that this failed for me twice. After some further digging the reason that the migration failed was the fact that I had a very agressive antivirus program running on the target computer Mac that was blocking the copy due to viruses found in the mail profile folder. In order for this to work you should disable all security and antivirus software that may detect viruses during file copy.
The process here is simple and for the sake of this article I will not rewrite the great instructions you can find here at Apples own website. On this page and you should be ok. If you run into issues post a comment and we will be happy to assit. Method: File Copy In Outlook 2011, your Identity was located in Documents Microsoft User Data folder. Identities are now called Profiles in Office for Mac 2016 (now available in preview).
Your profile is no longer stored in Documents but in your User’s Library folder. The User’s Library folder is hidden by default. To unhide: Select the Finder in the Dock.
Under Go in the Menu bar hold down the Option key and you’ll see the Library. In your User’s Library folder, scroll down to Group Containers.
You’ll find your profile nested in this location: /Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles/Main Profile/Containers If you can’t find this folder, most likely you are looking in the main Library folder. As recommended above visit Finding the User Library Folder to show your User’s Library. Once you find the folder you can copy it in any number of ways, directly to the computer via Firewire or Thunderbolt cable. USB drive, or even AirDrop.
Once the folder on the target Mac is replaced the email should immediately load. Do you need Find me over at and friend me! I give help for a small monetary donation and good feedback.
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Outlook 2016 for Mac OneDrive for Business These steps show you how to migrate your files, emails, contacts, and calendar items from your school sponsored Office 365 ProPlus account to your new Office 365 Personal account for Mac. Pre-requisites and migration procedures These steps assume that you have the following:. An Office 365 ProPlus account. An Office 365 Personal account. A Mac device with enough free storage space to hold all the files, emails, contacts and calendar items that you are moving. Before you start the migration process, you stop the existing OneDrive for Business sync client and uninstall it. These steps are a subset of Before beginning, users should first confirm that the existing OneDrive for Business sync client is not actively syncing files.
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If it is, we recommend that users wait for those updates to finish syncing before proceeding, to give those changes time to propagate to the cloud. Users should do the following in order to stop syncing any OneDrive sites, and prepare to set up the new sync client:. Confirm that any active file uploads or edits are finished and fully reflected on the website. Click the OneDrive icon in the menu bar.
Click Quit OneDrive. After you finish the migration and are using your Office 365 Personal mailbox, your school mailbox will still be able to receive mail. To make sure that you get all email sent to your school mailbox after you migrate, you need to create a forwarding rule. The forwarding rule will send all the email to your new Office 365 Personal mailbox and then delete it from your school mailbox.
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Configure the rule like this:. Sent to. To or Cc Me. Forward to. Delete.
In Outlook on the Tools menu click Rules. In the left pane, under Server Rules click the name of your Outlook profile. Click the plus sign to create a new custom rule. Give the rule a name, for example Forward mail from ProPlus to Personal. In When a new message arrives that meets all these conditions: select Sent to and To or Cc Me.
In Do the following: select Forward To and type in your Office 365 Personal email address. Then select the plus sign to add another condition. Select Delete. Click OK and close the window. Click Save when you are prompted to save your changes. The new OneDrive sync client replaces theOneDrive and OneDrive for Business clients and lets you add a personal account and a business account.
In this step, you will install the new OneDrive sync client and connect it to your Office 365 Personal account. If you have shared folders in your school Office 365 ProPlusOneDrive and there is the possibility that they have been updated by someone after you synchronized and renamed your school Office 365 ProPlusOneDrive folder in, you can connect to both accounts and synchronize current versions of your files. Install the new OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client on your Mac by following the installation steps in through. Login with your new Office 365 Personal account. In Finder copy and paste the contents of your school Office 365 ProPlus folder into your Office 365 PersonalOneDrive folder structure. The last step in your migration from your school provided Office 365 ProPlus account to your own Office 365 Personal is to configure an Outlook 2016 profile and then import your email, contacts and calendar items from the.pst file you created in.
Delete your Office 365 ProPlus email profile by following the steps in:. Create your Office 365 Personal profile by following the steps in:. Import your Office 365 ProPlus email, contacts and calendar items from the.olm file you created in by following the steps in.