Address Book

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  1. chappy87 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, just wondering if you could help me out. I hadn't noticed until I tried to use it the other day, but Address Book seems to have uninstalled itself! Any idea how I could go about getting it back and also why it happened?! Cheers
     
  2. McGiord, Apr 28, 2008
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    If someone just drag it out of the dock to the trash you may think that "it's uninstalled".

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  3. chappy87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nah, it's nowhere on the machine at all. Viewing the file properties of the address book icon in the applications folder, it is only a few KB.
     
  4. chappy87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I tried opening through going into applications > address book > show package contents > Contents > Mac OS and then running the terminal thing called "address book" I received the following:

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    /Applications/Address\ Book.app/Contents/MacOS/Address\ Book ; exit;
    Macintosh:~ stephenchampney$ /Applications/Address\ Book.app/Contents/MacOS/Address\ Book ; exit;
    2008-04-28 15:29:21.559 Address Book[794:10b] Can't read (null) error
    logout

    [Process completed]
     
  5. chappy87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any other ideas at all? I just tried installing it again from the Leopard install disc, but still nothing!
     
  6. McGiord, Apr 28, 2008
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    Are you logged in with your administrator user?

    Do you still have your Address Book Library? If so you can recover your contacts.

    Do you have an iPhone or something else that syncs with your mac? Or a .mac account?
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    I am the only user of the computer, therefore the administrator. I haven't actually used it previously, but I wanted to sync the contacts I had created on my iPhone back to my computer, which is when I became aware of the issue.
     
  8. McGiord, Apr 28, 2008
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    Ok try this, create another user and then see if the Address Book app works for that user.
    Also you can try to sync your iPhone with it, but be aware to not loose any data before doing it.
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  9. chappy87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, Address Book app still not working on another account. This is really bizarre.
     
  10. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    You said you tried installing it from the Leopard DVD? I was not aware that it was there as an option to install. Would you like me to upload my Address Book.app? Would that help at all?

    Excuse me if I appear a little daft.
     
  11. chappy87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, on the leopard DVD, there is a section to install optional applications or something like that. Uploading your address book.app would be amazing if you could- something else at least worth trying! Thanks lots!
     
  12. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah. you're right. What a nice gesture.

    Here's a link to my Address Book.app http://www.mediafire.com/?ttaj5mj9gr1
     
  13. chappy87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers for that, just downloading now. Lets see if it works....

    [Edit] It has!! Thanks so much for that allan, it's been driving me mad!
     
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    No problem at all, chappy87 :D
     

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