Problems with addressbook

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  1. jennygamonet macrumors newbie

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    My Mac address book opens as a single-silver-cell table with no information, none at all. I've also deleted the icon from the task bar and tried launching it from the applications folder, but I get the same response.

    When I open up Mail and click on the address book while composing a message, I can see the entries.

    I've been reading the forum and tried everything posible, including reinstalling the application and nothing.

    I run a PPC G5. 10.4.10

    Please help

    Jenny
     

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  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Try deleting the preferences file and relaunching the application.

    The preference file, com.apple.AddressBook.plist, should be located in your Library:preferences folder.
     
  3. jennygamonet thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried opening it in another user account? Do you have any third party system hacks, theme changers or Address Book add-ons installed? :)
     
  5. jennygamonet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm the only user. I don't have any thrid-party system hacks, theme changes nor address book add-ons:confused:
     
  6. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Wow that's weird. Do you get the expected menu items in the task bar at the top of your screen? :)apple: Address Book File Edit View Card Window Help) Maybe try the different View options to see if anything changes.
     
  7. jennygamonet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just created another account and still dosen't work.
     
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  9. jennygamonet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This problem stated to happen when I had to re install the operating system. Perhaps all files and directory structures got corrupted? What kinds of files am I suppose to have under user/Libray?

    Sorry to bother everyone with this:confused:
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    What? mj didn't suggest that you Repair Permissions via Disk Utility? You might want to try that, although I'm not certain how effective it might be.
     
  11. jennygamonet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Address Book

    Does anyone know all the files related to Addres Book and where they all should be?

    Thanks

    Jenny:)
     
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  14. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Did you do an archive and install when you reinstalled the OS or did you try and install an older version of OS X over the top of the one you already had?
     
  15. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Chances are that if this one application is somehow corrupted, others will be too. You just haven't noticed them yet. Time to cut your losses. Back-up your home directory (photos, music, etc.) and then wipe your drive and do a clean install, NOT an archive-and-install. Then download the 10.4.10 combo updater and run it, to make your Mac freshly up-to-date. Then re-import all your photos and music using iPhoto and iTunes -- drag & drop, not thru the Finder! This way you're guaranteed to get everything set-up just right. Short-term pain for long-term gain.

    I've seen a few posts lately where people insist on mucking-up the "default" OSX settings, directories, and file structures. Why do people want to do this??? I've got a 2003 iBook G4 that has performed absolutely flawlessly since day one. Then again, I never touch what I'm not supposed to.....
     
  16. jennygamonet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU. I got it working. The only problem now is I lost all my contacts. What do I do??? :confused:
     
  17. jennygamonet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    GOT THEM!!!!!!!
    Thank you guys for all your help LY
    :)
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm glad you got it all fixed. Did you end up going down the clean install route?



    The key to a good user. :cool:
     
  19. mpw Guest

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    Didn't notice this thread until just now, I know the problem is solved and I can't add anything of use now any more than I could've earlier.

    I'd just like to say how refreshing it was to see a query asked about an issue that hadn't already been covered a hundred times, and asked in such a clear way. Makes me wish I could've helped.
     

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