Can't add to contacts

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  1. Sseguin macrumors regular

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    I backed up my contacts by ssh'ing into my phone and backing up the files in this directory: /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook

    When I restored and re-added the files my contacts show up but I can't add or modify them...any ideas?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    iTunes will back up your contacts each time you sync, then you wouldn't have this issue. :confused:
     
  3. Sseguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone have a solution? i dont want to use itunes.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats what happens when you try to make easy things hard.
    Nothing more simple than syncing thru itunes.
     
  5. Sseguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to restore only my contacts with itunes. I don't want to restore my calendar and settings...is that possible?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can sync just the contacts and pick and choose what you want and dont want to sync. like videos, ringtones, music etc...
     
  7. Sseguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do you restore contacts and unselect calendar and settings?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Prior to that you'd have to sync your contacts to your address book or many other apps that will except your contact list. And from there go to itunes while having the iphone plugged in. Click the info tab/sync contacts with/ all contacts
    And then you can choose to transfer/save them in outlook, windows contacts, google contacts or yahoo address book
    Uncheck calendars right below it so nothing syncs thru that.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    He's got two threads going and I believe he doesn't have contacts on his iPhone. I could be wrong, but he added his post to someone with that problem.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting, so he got it on a previous backup but nothing on his phone?
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Once he typed this, I checked out of trying to offer any help.

    Guess he will just have to enter all his contacts again.... :eek:
     
  12. Sseguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone. I got it fixed.

    Almost, I had the contacts file. When I restored with ssh I could not add to my contacts.

    I didn't realize I could sync with my windows address book as I never was able to as I never found windows address book in windows 7. In windows mail my contacts they aren't even the same as the ones on my phone. As a result I was stuck.

    So I took angies advice and tried to sync with windows address book and it worked....but I still have no idea where the contacts are stored...
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They are usually stored here
    C:\Users\yourname\Contacts
     
  14. Sseguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow. Look at that, so simple, yet had no idea!

    Thank you!
     

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