Will restoring to backup restore my contacts?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by saminsocks, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. saminsocks macrumors regular

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    I came home and plugged in my iPhone, as I usually do. It became stuck while syncing bookmarks, so I checked to see if all my applications were still running fine. Safari wasn't responding, so I closed it. It was still stuck, so I force quit iChat, too, which was also not responding. I then received a prompt saying that over 5% of my addresses were changed, and if I wanted to update. I didn't think much of it and said yes. When I reopened iChat I noticed none of my screen names had actual names associated with them. So I opened my address book and all of my contacts are gone. :(

    I checked my Library\Application Support\Address Book folder and don't have a file that ends in .abcddb. I also tried to restore from my previous address book, and that also didn't work. Since I have MobileMe, all of my contacts are also gone from my iPhone. If I restore from my previous backup will it be possible to get my contacts back, or are they gone forever?
     
  2. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    Do have mobile me? You might be able to logon to me.com to see if your contacts are there. If so you should be able to sync back to your mac.
     
  3. saminsocks thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have MobileMe, that's how all of my contracts are gone from my phone. They are also gone from the website.

    I had a backup of my AddressBook from 2007, so I restored to that, but I still have almost 2 years of numbers that are missing.
     
  4. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    Sucks, sorry to hear that. Have you tried over at the apple discussion boards?
     
  5. saminsocks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, and I did a Google search, but couldn't find anything that worked beyond those things I tried that didn't work for me.
     

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