how do i/ or can i?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by mr.w, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. mr.w macrumors regular

    May 17, 2002
    I was just wondering if there was a way to somehow move all of my addresses from one computer to another? I cannot find where that data is stored and it would be a pain in the a** to re-type them all over again...
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    You're not mentioning which addresses, which O.S.

    In Mac OS 9.x, you can grab the TCP/IP preferences from System Folder: Preferences.

    If you've got Netscape bookmarks, you can find them in there within the Netscape Users folder.

    In Mac OS X, it's a little more complicated but bookmarks exist in Preferences under your user profile.
  3. mr.w thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2002
    in osx... and i'm talking about my address book addresses. (my contacts)
  4. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    what applications?

    What applications are you using? Enterage? OutLook?, Mail ?

  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    In OS X you can copy the user account in the Users folder from one machine to another, and then open a new user (using you old short name) and most of the old preferences and settings should transfer.

    Or you could just copy the address book file if you don't care about the rest of you user experience.
  6. mr.w thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2002
    that's exactly what i want to do... do i just copy the application, or is their like a hidden file somewhere with all of the data. And do you know if it will be compatible with x.2

  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Knowing which application and OS helps, each one stores them in a different place.

    And if you're transitioning from OS 9 to OS X, it also is a bit different.

    And no, the file shouldn't be hidden - but you're hiding the data WE need to help you find the file.
  8. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
  9. Rajj macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2002
    32° 44' N 117° 10' W
    You can do it, one of two ways:

    1. If you have an iPod, you can just simply import all of your contacts into the iPod;)

    2. Get a Firewire cable and connect the two computers together.

    Once you have done step one, shut down your new computer.

    Hold down the "T" key (transfer) on your new computer.

    Power up the new computer(while holding down the T key)and you will see the

    firewire symbol jumping around. Release the T key and look over to the old

    computer. You should see your new computer displayed as a (Orange)Firewire

    drive. Just drag and drop ;)
  10. Dr_Floyd macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
    moving contacts

    in os X, if you want to move your contacts to another system, its easy.

    go to the home/library folder. In there, theres a folder called addressbook. open that and copy the file called addressbook.addressbook to the other computer. place it in the home/library/adressbook folder

    thats it, its instant. open the address book or and all your contacts are now there

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