ALL of my address book contacts are gone! Help?

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  1. Apple!Freak macrumors 6502a

    Apple!Freak

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    Okay, so my computer has been acting up a little bit latley, from showing completely distoreded gollbledgook for a split second when returning from sleep, to restarting and it getting stuck on the white screen with the apple logo and the fans running crazy, to my address book contacts disappearing.

    Does anyone know what I need to do to get them to return. A similar thing happened to my e-mail a while back and I got my e-mail back fine so I'm not too worried that my address book contacts are gone.

    Anyone know what to do?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Try this. If you aren't using iSync, the .previous file may be in home:Library:Application Support:AddressBook:

    (& make a copy of the AddressBook folder first, just in case something goes wrong, so you can get back to where you started.)

    And if you aren't doing it already, start making regular backups of your home folder and any other stuff you want to keep. That's a good idea anyway, but it's even more important if you think your computer might be on the verge of wigging out.
     
  3. Apple!Freak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Cannot bring you any help, but there might be a small comfort in knowing that this isn't a one time occurence. Just the same happened to me a while back. Whitout backup, or a synced iPod/Phone, I'm afraid the data might be lost... :(
     
  5. Apple!Freak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually got it back. Found out my Backup program has been backing up everyday and restored from there. :)

    Thanks though guys!
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Good to hear. Another victory for those of us with current backups. :)

    He said, just a bit too confident :eek: ;)
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You are awesome!
     

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