How do i recover my AddressBook contact info?

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

  1. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    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


    Mar 23, 2005
    ~/Library/Application\ Support/AddressBook

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


    Dec 2, 2003

    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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