Sly's (non) Website of the Week for June 6, 2012

Archives for June 6th, 2012

Instead of Website of the Week this week, I thought today I would give a “Tip-of-the-Week”, sent to me by a YML listener. It’s so great that I thought I would pass it along to you, in case like me, you weren’t aware that this was an option.

You might recall the last time I was on the show, I had mentioned that I stupidly (yes, stupidly) deleted my MS Office Suite 2004 from my iMac BEFORE saving any “critical” emails from Entourage, which for whatever reason I was using for my YML email account. Well a listener much smarter than I (and really what listener isn’t? ;-) ) emailed to say that there was a way I could recover my emails despite the fact that I had completely deleted (or so I thought anyway) MS Office 2004. If you ever find yourself in this predicament, here’s what to do:

“If you just dragged your Office folder to the trash and deleted it you most certainly still have your old messages. If you used the Office uninstaller tool you may still have them depending on which boxes you checked.

OK Look in your home folder (looks like a little house), --> documents --> Microsoft user Data --> Identities --> Main Identity . If you did not delete that folder when removing office, your messages will be there.

In Mail, go to File --> Import Mailboxes and your will see check boxes. Check the one for Microsoft Entourage, follow the prompts and you should be able to import your old messages.”

Voila! It worked, right down to importing all the different folders I had set up in Entourage; I even used MS Outlook from Office 2011 instead of the Mail app (because apparently I like to torture myself), and it still worked.

So huge thanks to Scott Randell of the Long Island Macintosh Users Group who emailed me with that tip. Much appreciated, Scott...and because it worked like a charm, I’m awarding you this week’s (non) website of the week prize to you. Please visit Smile Software and select one of Smile’s great products, and I’ll see if they can send a license key off to you. Thanks, Scott!