Importing Outlook Folders


I've successfully imported my emails from Outlook into Thunderbird, but what about other folders?  I've imported "Contacts", but I don't see a folder by that name.  What about reminders and calendar entries?
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Leon TealePenetration TesterCommented:
try archiving them and then importing the archived files using thunderbird
may not be right i have not used thunderbird but its an idea non the least :p

hope it helps
Hello NigelRocks,

If you install Thunderbird in the same computer as Outlook, contacts will be imported into the Address Book.  It is not shown as a folder like Outlook.  Click on Address Book in top menu.

Thunderbird natively does not have Calendar.  You need to add the Addin Lighting.

Then you can import the calendar items from Outlook.

Hope this helps!

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NigelRocksAuthor Commented:
OK, I've downloaded and integrated Lightning, but I still don't see how to import the calendar from Outlook.
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Leon TealePenetration TesterCommented:
did you archive your contacts and import them using your software like i said?
NigelRocksAuthor Commented:
I don't see where Thunderbird has an option to import an archived file.

Sorry I was not very specific.  Here is a step by step to get Outlook calendar items to Thunderbird/Lightning
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