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Importing an ldif address book?

3378 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2009 7:23 PM by V.K. RSS
Lovell Mcilwain Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Oct 28, 2009 3:32 PM
Hello All,

I am trying to see if 10.6 allows for importing .ldif address books. As far as I can tell this function has been removed.

In 10.5 I was able to do this using the import function which gave a person the choice of ldif, vcard, text file, or address book archive.

Does the option to import an ldif file live somewhere else? or is it totally removed?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2GB RAM
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Oct 28, 2009 3:35 PM (in response to Lovell Mcilwain)
    no, it should still work. they just removed a separate submenu for it. but if you go to File menu->import and select to import and ldif file it should work.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Oct 28, 2009 7:23 PM (in response to Lovell Mcilwain)
    hmm, not sure if there is a built in way to do that. i suggest you try this online converter
    http://www.iac.ethz.ch/staff/maeder/mailtool.php

    and convert youyr ldif file to a vcrad. then just drop it onto the address book. this will simply add the contacts, without removing the existing ones.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz

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