I’m trying out EagleFiler on a 10.6 system to archive a ton (~20 Gigs-worth) of email from an Entourage 2004,2008 database. Some basic questions:
how does it deal with attachments - do they get into the database too? I tried to click on one in an email in the library, and it opened Outlook for some reason. Are the messages in the library self-contained or do they link back to the Entourage database somehow?
I’m not understanding the search feature. I have an email which I can see in the library - from Alex Kwong, but when I type “Kwong” into the search field, with “Records” selected and “Search: anywhere” under the field with the magnifying glass on it, nothing comes up (the list is empty). This is no good to me unless I can find specific pieces of text no matter where in the emails they are. What am I doing wrong - how come it can’t see it?
I have some folders in my Entourage tree that contain subfolders. Hitting F1 with the parent folder selected doesn’t work - it says there’s nothing to import. I have to hit F1 on each of the subfolders, which is a pain. Is there any way to get them all at once? There’s no way to select more than one in Entourage, and anyway, the new EagleFiler contextual menu doesn’t come up on Entourage folders (only on files on the desktop for example). What’s the easiest way to import a whole folder full of subfolders? If I hit F1 on one folder while another one is being imported, does it queue the request and handle them all properly one after the other (so that I can hit them all and leave it alone for 24 hours to import everything)?