Moving Address Book data

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cams, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Cams macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2006
    Isle of Arran, UK
    I'm running off an external boot drive in my spare time to set up my wife's iMac with a new hard disk. I'm getting it all ready so I can just drop the new drive into the iMac and my wife can carry on as if nothing had happened. Doing a migration isn't what I'm after - I want to do a fresh install of OS and apps.

    So now I'm running from the external drive and want to move the Address Book and iCal data from the internal drive, oh, and the Stickies too if I can. I guess with iCloud this sort of thing won't be a problem any more, but until then...

    So where is the Address Book and iCal data stored?

  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I suggest you export from Address and iCal. You can then import on the next machine or HDD. I'm not sure where stickies are kept. I only had them briefly in a very very early version of Missing Sync before I woke up and got myself an iOS device. Stickies are backed up in your ~/Library folder (hidden in Lion) and the backup file is called StickiesDatabase.

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