Deleting all contacts in Address Book

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  1. sunshine79 macrumors newbie

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    Jul 13, 2011
    #1
    Hi
    I have so many duplicates in my Address Book many with different names etc that I have exported them to excel and sorted through them. I had planned to delete the old Address Book contacts and import the sorted list.

    But how do I delete all contacts in Address Book?

    Thanks

    Donald
     
  2. B Gallagher macrumors regular

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    Oct 19, 2008
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    New Zealand
    #2
    Open Address Book. Under "Group", select "All Contacts". From there, click on the name of any contact, and it should turn blue.

    Now press Command-A (select all), and all your contacts should be selected (blue). Now press either Delete, or Command-Backspace. A confirmation window will pop up asking if you are sure you want to delete all your contacts. If you are, press Delete.

    Just make sure you make a backup before you do this!
     

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