Trouble transfering Address book from HD

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  1. soonerpete macrumors newbie

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    The motherboard on my G5 iMac crashed and I'm trying to move my address book 4.0.1 to the new iMac from the G5 hard drive (removed from the old computer). I think I located the folder in:
    user/library/applicationsupport/addressbook. I have tried several suggestions from this as well as other sites, but nothing seems to be working. Maybe I'm not doing it just right.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated as I have many addresses, phone numbers,etc in the old file.
    Thanks
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    How are you trying to do it? Migration Assistant?
     
  3. soonerpete thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Trouble transfering Address book from HD

    I was going to try the migration assistant but was unsure which choice to choose because i only wanted to transfer a few of the main items from the old disc and not everything.
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Somebody else may chip in with a way to extract/import the info directly from the Applications Support folder (i.e. the AddressBook.data file).

    For Migration Assistant, I don't know how far you've got with setting stuff up on the new Mac but you can choose to only import as little as you like, including I believe down to Library settings.
     
  5. soonerpete thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,
    I may go back and retry the migration assistant. I'm not doing very well from the Application support folder. My problem may be that we started using the computer before I was able to hook up the old HD.
     

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