how do i/ or can i?

mr.w

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May 17, 2002
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I was just wondering if there was a way to somehow move all of my addresses from one computer to another? I cannot find where that data is stored and it would be a pain in the a** to re-type them all over again...
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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You're not mentioning which addresses, which O.S.

In Mac OS 9.x, you can grab the TCP/IP preferences from System Folder: Preferences.

If you've got Netscape bookmarks, you can find them in there within the Netscape Users folder.

In Mac OS X, it's a little more complicated but bookmarks exist in Preferences under your user profile.
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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In OS X you can copy the user account in the Users folder from one machine to another, and then open a new user (using you old short name) and most of the old preferences and settings should transfer.

Or you could just copy the address book file if you don't care about the rest of you user experience.
 

mr.w

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Originally posted by Sun Baked

Or you could just copy the address book file if you don't care about the rest of you user experience.
that's exactly what i want to do... do i just copy the application, or is their like a hidden file somewhere with all of the data. And do you know if it will be compatible with x.2

thanks
 

Sun Baked

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Knowing which application and OS helps, each one stores them in a different place.

And if you're transitioning from OS 9 to OS X, it also is a bit different.

And no, the file shouldn't be hidden - but you're hiding the data WE need to help you find the file.
 

Rajj

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May 29, 2002
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You can do it, one of two ways:

1. If you have an iPod, you can just simply import all of your contacts into the iPod;)

2. Get a Firewire cable and connect the two computers together.

Once you have done step one, shut down your new computer.

Hold down the "T" key (transfer) on your new computer.

Power up the new computer(while holding down the T key)and you will see the

firewire symbol jumping around. Release the T key and look over to the old

computer. You should see your new computer displayed as a (Orange)Firewire

drive. Just drag and drop ;)
 

Dr_Floyd

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May 27, 2002
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moving contacts

in os X, if you want to move your contacts to another system, its easy.

go to the home/library folder. In there, theres a folder called addressbook. open that and copy the file called addressbook.addressbook to the other computer. place it in the home/library/adressbook folder

thats it, its instant. open the address book or mail.app and all your contacts are now there