How to move address book?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by drjaymez, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. drjaymez macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
    I recently was having KPs and did a fresh install of Snow Leopard on my 4.1 MB. It has been running great!

    Problem: I am hesitant to use the migration assistant because I don't want to migrate the software issue that was leading to my KPs.

    Therefore, I logged in as root and copied my old address book from the drive image I did as a backup before I reinstalled Snow Leopard. Essentially, copied the directory address book from /users/library/application support/address book from the old hard drive image to the new directory for my new user.

    This didn't work, and now when I open Address book it doesn't display ANY contacts (not even Apple or myself).

    How best to proceed?

    from mroogle, it has become apparent that I should have exported my address book before doing the reinstall, but it is a bit late for that, now isn't it?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. drjaymez thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Already figured it out!!!

    For anybody else reading this thread, the way I fixed it is after copying that directory over, I didn't have access to the files because the permissions were for the user from the old OSX install, so I added Read&Write access for the new user for the address book directory, and all is well. :)

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