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Microsoft Entourage is an email application that also works as a Personal Information Manager. It was developed by Microsoft for Mac OS 8.5 and later versions. Although it was discontinued in 2011 in favor of MS Outlook, it is still in use for emails, calendar, contacts, tasks, and other management functionalities. Entourage stores it database in RGE and MBOX file formats which can be easily extracted and processed on the Mac platform itself.
RGE files are generally designated as archive data files of Entourage application and are not meant to be viewed. They contain mailbox items such as email messages, tasks, contacts, calendars, etc. stored in the Entourage database. Also, RGE file is generally smaller in size as compared to other data file formats.
Displaying the contents of RGE package file reveals multiple files saved with .mbox extension. Below we will find out how can we view and extract Entourage RGE archive data files contents in order to access the data stored in multiple MBOX files underneath.
The following section contains procedure to export Entourage .rge file and extract .mbox folders from it. A solution to directly save the mailbox folders as MBOX files is also given. These steps are limited to Mac platform users. For Windows users, a separate procedure is also discussed which will enable them to access the required contents of RGE file.
They can simply copy RGE file from Mac to their Windows operating system via any form of storage media. Now to access the underneath lying files with .mbox extension, follow the discussed procedure in the below section.
Entourage is a discontinued email application which stores its data in archive folders with .rge extension. However, data is originally stored in MBOX files which lies within the RGE file. In this article, we provided users with a complete guide on how to export the Entourage data in both RGE and MBOX file formats. Users can extract Entourage RGE mailbox and process the obtained files with .mbox extension as per convenience.