Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to hbirkie)
Do a restore from your backup. If Time Machine do a restore, if clone go to ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook and replace the folder.
If not, in your Finder > Go menu > Go to folder copy & paste
locate the AddressBook.data. file and double-click to open.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to macjack)
I have Time Machine on an external drive but can't find where the Contacts data might be stored. When I go into Library/ApplicationSupport there is no AddressBook. Any further ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 7:48 PM (in response to hbirkie)
That's why I said to put the path in the Go menu > Go to folder.
The ~/Library is hidden.
So either put the path in the Go menu, or hold the option key wile choosing the Go menu to reveal the hidden ~/Library.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to macjack)
I guess I found the hidden data but only got a list of my names but couldn't open any addresses or phone numbers. I have to quit tonight but thanks for your time. Maybe tomorrow I can figure it out.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to hbirkie)
I found the hidden data file but get messge "There is no application set to open the document "AddressBook.data." and I have not been able to choose one that works.
My latest attempt was to go to ~library/Application Support/addressbook. Instuctions said to remove "AddressBook.data" and "AddressBook.data.previous" to another spot for safety, then copy "AddressBook.data.previous" back into the file. Nothing happened.
Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to hbirkie)
Try opening the "AddressBookabbccc" ones and see if you get your contacts, also you might try Contacts menu > Import on the data file you copied. there may also be an ABbackup in there.
At any rate Metadata should have all your contact cards?