address book

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  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I recently got a new macbook pro- is there any way for me to get my address book contacts off my old iMac g4 to the new comp?
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Your address book data is found at ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook. Just copy that folder over to the same location and you'll be good to go (just make sure address book isn't running).

    Edit: Or you could just use Migration Assistant to copy all your user data over.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    This route is highly recommended! I've seen some really messed-up Macs from people attempting the drag-copy migration method.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure if Panther's Address Book had this (let alone earlier versions), but along with iCal, the Tiger version has a Back Up feature in the File menu. I find this to be extremely useful. :)
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    Of course you could also export the contacts as vcards and drag them into the new Address Book.
     

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