Transferring Contacts to new Mac?

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  1. fstfrwrd macrumors regular

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    i'm getting a new mac soon and all I want to keep are my contacts.
    I want to start with a clean slate for all the rest.

    How do I do this? where are the contacts actually stored?
     
  2. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Do you want these contacts to move from the old Mac or perhaps Windows?
     
  3. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, should've mentioned that.

    Old MacBook running OS X Tiger to new MacBook Pro running OS X Leopard.
    (yes I'm going to wait until the new MBP's are released)
     
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    Am I wrong to assume that you used Address book.
     
  5. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, you are not.
    Got a 100% organized Address Book and it would be a shame to lose it.
     
  6. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    If you use Address Book all the Data should be stored in:

    HD > USERS > "Your User" > Library > Application Support > Address Book > Meta Data:

    That should be a contact card for address book for every person in it.

    Let me know if that works for you.
     
  7. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Or sign in for MobileMe (free trial, 60 days) and use it synchronization function. It also allows you to transfer e-mails.
     
  8. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    That is another option but I don't know if I would want to go through the hassle of putting in CC numbers to create an account that I would only use once.
     
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  10. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    I totally agree that originally I did not even think of that. Mainly for the reason of how you have to sign up for it. With the original .Mac you did not have to input information to try the service. I did not want to seem like I was totally saying that it was a bad idea because in reality it is a great solution if if you do not feel comfortable diving into the heart of OS X.
     
  11. woodlandtrek macrumors member

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    Apple has provided a way to do this without signing up for anything. On Tiger's address book, go to File->Backup Address Book. Copy this file over to your new mac and in Leopard's address book go to File->Import->Address book archive.
     
  12. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone, but ...


    ... this seems like the easiest solution.
     
  13. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    You know sometimes I feel dumb not even looking in the actual application. Great work. I'll remember this next time.
     

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