How do i recover my AddressBook contact info?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by motulist, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

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    Dec 2, 2003
    #1
    My hard drive died and I have a non-bootable cloned disk image of my disk before the crash. How do I get my address book contacts back?

    When I searched, all the answers said to login as the old user and do an export from Address Book. But I can't startup in that old user account since the disk image isn't bootable. So how do I retrieve my old address book contact info?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Indianapolis
    #2
    ~/Library/Application\ Support/AddressBook

    Just copy this folder and you'll have everything back.
     
  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

    motulist

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    Dec 2, 2003
    #3
    Thanks!

    That worked.

    Just to clarify for anyone who searches on this topic in the future. Do everything Eldorian said above, but the folder he called " support" is actually called "application support."

    The folder route is:

    Users -> 'your account user name' -> Library -> Application Support

    then copy the folder there that's called "Address Book."
     

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