In Lion, restore Address Book data from Time Machine backup of Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by McWell, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. McWell macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011

    I did a clean install of Lion on my Macbook Pro. Before installing Lion, I performed a Time Machine backup of Snow Leopard.

    Now, I would like to restore my contacts in Address Book from the backup of Snow Leopard, but I can't.

    Time Machine 'sees' my Snow Leopard backups and they are displayed in purple in the time line, but cannot access them.

    Therefore I tried to copy the Address Book database manually from the backup of /Users/<my_account>/Library/... and so on, only to find that Lion does not have a similar location to store the database.

    I am at a loss, can anyone help?

    Cheers, Peter
  2. j4ymf macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2011

    i have the same problem, did you find out how to do it

    thanks jason
  3. Daffodil macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    You should try using migration assistant:

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