Address Book Help, Urgent!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ikermalli, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all,

    So I reformatted my Mac two days ago and today realized my address book has no contacts in it. So I went into my backups and tried to paste them back into Metadata where they were... no luck, I tried importing them... No luck. So now I have no contacts on my computer, is there a way I can get them back other than by hand?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    What kind of back up? If it's though Time Machine, you can just enter it with Address Book running, go back to before the wipe, and hit the "Restore All" button.
     
  3. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is through Time Machine, what do you mean restore all? I do not want all the files back, and I can only see the "restore" option but it does not work when I used it.
     
  4. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone? My cousin is taking my iPhone to New York soon and that is where all my contacts are so I really need the help
     
  5. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey thanks for trying to help me ^ but I found the answer on apple forums.

    Solution:

    Quit Address Book.
    Make a copy of folder ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook in case anything goes wrong.
    Delete AddressBook-v22.abcddb from ~/Library/Application Support/.
    Put your abcdp files in folder ~/Library/Application Support/MetaData.
    Restart Address Book.

    (for anyone who has the same problem)
     

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