Double entries in address book

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rogercorke, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I've got two sets of entries for every contact in my address book on my Mac Mini.

    If I click on the groups icon, I can see that there is one group of contacts described as On My Mac and another group described as in the Icloud.

    At the moment, if I want to edit or delete a contact, I have to do it twice. Is there any way I can consolidate these two groups? I did try unticking Contacts in System Preferences but that just meant that any changes to my contacts I made in the Icloud were not automatically updated to my Mac Mini, so that's not a solution.

    What I need to do is merge the two together, so that I have just one set but so I don't lose any contacts - I've already discovered that there are some unique contacts on each list.


    roger

    PS I've got the same contacts on my Macbook Air and I don't have the same problem there - there's just one set.
     
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    PeckhamBog

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    #2
    I've had a similar problem in the past.

    Remedy was to delete the entire address book and then only run the iCloud [mobileme] version by turning it back on (in System Preferences). It will restore pretty immediately.

    I found that answer using the Apple site support pages.
     
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    BrianBaughn

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    Baltimore, Maryland

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