I did get a very nice response from the SKYPE folks. And, while it’s just a “we know”, it was nice to get a response.
(If I owned the problem, I update the docs so people didn’t waste time reporting stuff I already knew. But then I’m lazy and like to avoid work when I can.)
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Received: 2.11.2006 19:31:42 GMT Standard Time (GMT – 0:00 )
Subject: GQW: Outlook import
Skype Name: reinkefj
E-mail: pia at somewhere.in.universe.org
Subject: Outlook import
The import from Outlook only takes the single file \”contacts\”. I have my outlook directory organized into different subfiles for simplicity. Thoughts?
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AND, I think I have a work around.
Copy LOOKOUT’s “contact” folder to “holding”.
Empty it. (Can’t deleted it cause LOOKOUT will throw a hissy fit. It’s one of the golden four!)
Go to “othercontactfolder” (or any other LOOKOUT folder where you have contacts) do the old CNTLA-CNTLC and shoot back to “contact” and do the old CNTLV.
Go for your favorite adult refreshment. Watch some tube, TV not UTUBE, cause your puter is very very busy as LOOKOUT does lots of indexing. When the green light of disk activity stops its nervous breakdown, feed “contacts” into SKYPE.
Then, focus on “contacts”, CNTLA, DEL, and go to bed. It’ll be a while as LOOKOUT basically undoes it all.
In the morning, compact outlook, defrag, and reboot.
And, take a peek and see if it worked. If it did you’ll see you LookOut contacts in SKYPE. Hey let me know if it works for you, then maybe I’ll try it.
Remember how lazy I am. Man-yawn-a is gud enuf 4 me.
(And, this is seriously one of the 250 most important? Some people must be smokin those funny cigs out there.)