Contacts recovery

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Sword86, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Sword86 macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    I did a fresh install of Yosemite onto a new SSD a few weeks ago. (updated from Mavericks) When I went to transfer over everything from my backup drive it was apparently dead. No worries, I still had everything on the drive I had just removed. Everything came across fine except my contacts.
    Is there a way to go in and get them copied over? I don't even know where to look.

    BTW, Yosemite runs great on my Late-2008 13" Unibody MB. (OWC Mercury 3G SSD with 8 Gb Ram) Seems to be real solid and rapid.


  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    The way I did it was to start up from the old HD, launch Contacts select File>Export...>Contacts Archive...
    Copy the new Contact archive file to the new SSD. Start up from the SSD, launch Contacts and File>Import... and select the Contacts archive file.
  3. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    A Google search for where they might be stored turns up some information that might be of use.

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