Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 4:04 AM (in response to sxberry)
Any advice on this? At a loss on what to do next.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 6:59 AM (in response to sxberry)
I found the following worked.
Delete the file in
User>Library>Application support>Address book>'AddressBook-v22.abcddb'
or similar fine name
I found I also had to disable BusySync.
This allowed me to search and open cards again.
However, am still having irritating problems with duplicate cards.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 7:02 AM (in response to sokelly)
Sorry, should have said that you should quit Address book before doing this and also back it up by
File>Export Address Book Archive
And put it somewhere you can find it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 10:35 AM (in response to sokelly)
Thanks for these responses Shiela but I think you are using an older OS. Mac OS X Lion does not have a Library folder in the Users area. And I cannot find a file called AddressBook-v22.abcddb (or similar) anywhere.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 10:47 AM (in response to sxberry)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 11:45 AM (in response to sxberry)
I am using the latest version of Lion. Did you try a search for the file with Spotlight?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 1:31 PM (in response to sokelly)
Thanks for your help. I found the hidden Library folder - sneeky! But I'm afraid deleting the AddressBook-v22.abcddb did not work. After trying that I deleted both this file and the Configuration.plist to see if that worked but no luck I'm afraid.
Any other suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 1:57 PM (in response to sxberry)
Simon - Are you using iCloud and syncing your Contacts? I an similar issue that sounds just like yours:
- search didn't work
- selecting a contact on the left did not cause the righ to update)
- doduble-click on a contact did pull up the correct information
- and (for me) my contacts worked fine when navigated to iCloud in Safari
If you are syncing with iCloud, try this.
- Back up your Address Book. Close Address book.
- Navigate to System Preferences > iCloud, and un-check Contacts.
- You'll get a message about deleting/keeping contacts on your Mac. Select "Delete From Mac"
- Check Contacts in the iCloud preference panel - which should then start the processing of downloading all you contacts from iCLoud to your address book.
This worked for me - hope it helps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 2:56 AM (in response to sxberry)
Sorry this didn't work for you. Did you try disabling BusySync?
All the best
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 2:57 AM (in response to sokelly)
PS I am using the latest version of Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 3:59 AM (in response to shep.mckee)
Thanks to everyone who has contributed here. Shep's answer worked. In fact step 3 fixed the problem immediately and I have decided not to turn iCloud back on for contacts. I'm in Zambia and my internet connection isn't always brilliant and I guess this may be a factor.
I have now gone into iTunes and turned sync back on for contacts in there and ignored the messages saying I don't need to because iCloud is already doing it (which it no longer is!).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 6:31 AM (in response to sxberry)
Delighted you got it sorted.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 6:19 PM (in response to shep.mckee)
I had the same problem as Sheila but it's sorted thanks to Shep. Just expressing my gratitude here.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2011 5:35 AM (in response to daveejay)
I've had this problem twice in the past few weeks. Today, deleting <AddressBook-v22.abcddb> worked.
Before that, I had deleted all the variations of <AddressBookMe.plist> from Preferences, didn't change the problems of display and search. Then I repaired permissions from Disk Utility, and Address Book didn't work properly after that either.
I am reticent to turn off syncing with iCloud as the past few days have seen very poor internet speeds at my house. Perhaps that's a hint - something not completing a sync due to on/off internet service.
Please everyone keep posting your experience of this. Hopefully we'll find a good solution.