Address Book transfer from 10.1 to Panther

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gdimitog, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. gdimitog macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2004
    Greetings -
    I just moved to Panther and I cant get my old Addressbook file.

    I have read some ofthe forums answers about creating vCards. I can not do it now as I have only one Mac and I cant do anything with the Address Book.addressbook file.
    - I tried openning it in Textedit -- it is messed up -- Ican see the info butnot in meanigful format.
    I tried dragging it intothe Panther Addressbook it said no vCards.

    I just need to read that file (and enterthe data manually to the new Addressbook). Any help please? any application that can help me?

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: Address Book transfer from 10.1 to Panther

    What do you mean that you can't get your old Addressbook file?
  3. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    Re: Address Book transfer from 10.1 to Panther

    Hmm, well, you should have exported it to vCards...but, try to import the file to address book through File->Import->LDIF

    It might not import it, so change the file extention to .ldif if it wont take it. I'm not even sure this would work, but its the only thing I can think of...

    Just as a question, does the file at the begining look like this?
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
  4. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Make sure you quit AddressBook before doing this.

    Find your file from 10.1 and put it in the the following directory:

    User>Library>Application Support>AddressBook

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