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Address book data location

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TonDas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 8, 2011 7:42 AM

I'm trying to clean up an address book that has over 100,000 contacts.  I'm trying to find the file location where all the address book data is saved.  There are no files in the- ApplicationSupport/AddressBook folder. Is there a different location for OS X Lion.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,290 points)
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    Aug 8, 2011 12:07 PM (in response to TonDas)

    ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook ?

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    Regards,

    Colin R.

  • keg55 Level 5 Level 5 (5,600 points)
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    Aug 9, 2011 7:53 AM (in response to TonDas)

    To get to your user Library folder.

     

    Open Finder.

    While pressing and holding the OPTION key, click on GO. You will see the user Library folder under your Home folder in the left pane. Click it to open it.

     

    Or....

    Open Finder

    Click on GO then GO To Folder. Type in ~/Library and you will be navigated to your user Library folder.

     

    Or...To unhide the folder and keep it unhidden

    Open Terminal under Applications/Utilities

    Type chflags nohidden ~/Library/

    Press Return

  • dipocoker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 4, 2011 11:09 AM (in response to keg55)

    Holy &^%$(,

    lots of web sifting before coming across your reply as to why I could not see this Library Folder.

    Many thanks mate.

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