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Restore Address Book data without a backup
Authored by: captain cocoa on Apr 28, '07 10:21:13PM
Thanks for the tip.
I just got my Address Book hosed after syncing with my mobile phone. So much so that I couldn't even open Address Book without getting the spinning technicolour pizza.

a Google or too revealed <a href='http://www.hawkwings.net/2006/11/07/address-book-wipeout-mac-support-saga-fix/'> this article</a> which linked here.

I was bit worried at first as the article mentioned 10.3 & iSync, and I'm running 10.4.9.
after a bit of searching I found that under user dir/Library/Application Support/Address Book

the two files "AddressBook.data" & "AddressBook.data.previous"..
in which case I simply renamed "AddressBook.data" to "AddressBook.data.x" & dropped the ".previous" extension on the other one.

The other cool thing for anybody panicking about how far back the ".previous" file is.. it seems to be at last edit. Ie. The last time you saved after editing a single contact.


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Restore Address Book data without a backup
Authored by: blueshead on Apr 28, '07 11:35:37PM

Perfect! fixed it after my blackberry pearl hosed it..



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