Address Book

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oldmanmax, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Have taken and copied address book in for from old mac ppc, now want to install it on the new mac book pro. But can not for the life of me find the structure on the new mac? How do I get the address book folder in the right place on the mbp? Help!
  2. macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2012
    I think, if I remember correctly, that the adress book (the file with the contacts) should be located in Library > Application Support > Adress Book >...
    To access the Library Folder you have to hit the Option Key of you keyboard while looking in the upper menu of the Finder titled "Go".

    If anyone could confirm or if you could find confirmation on google to be sure not to delete important stuff...
  3. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Here is a better way. Open Address Book and click on a contact, then hit command-a to select all. Then drag the whole list to the desktop. This will create one vcard file that can be imported on the new machine, or any other machine for that matter like Windows or GMail.

    To import on the new machine just open Address Book and hit command-o then point to the vcard file as the import source.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    Deleted my Address Book and do not have a start up disk

    I'm so angry at my self, for some reason I deleted my address book about a few months ago. Since then, I have been leaving without this important and much need it tool. I don't have a start up disk, because I bought this machine already used. Could you please help me.:)
  5. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    You mean you deleted the Address Book application itself? You will need to reinstall the OS to get it back. What version are you on? If you are on Lion or Mountain Lion you can just command-r boot and reinstall. If on an earlier version call 1800MYAPPLE to get a new install DVD.

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