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Contacts / iCloud sync problem with Mountain Lion.

7784 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012 11:11 PM by planetgazer RSS
Wet Jimmy Calculating status...
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Jul 26, 2012 2:39 AM

Hi all,

 

As soon as I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I am receiving the following error whenever Contacts application tried to sync with iCloud.

 

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[NSInvalidArgumentException] The value for 'host' should be non-nil and non-empty

 

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Has anyone else experienced this problem / does anyone have a solution?  This worked just fine under Lion.

 

 

Hardware Overview:

 

  Model Name:          MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier:          MacBookPro10,1

  Processor Name:          Intel Core i7

  Processor Speed:          2.7 GHz

  Number of Processors:          1

  Total Number of Cores:          4

  L2 Cache (per Core):          256 KB

  L3 Cache:          8 MB

  Memory:          16 GB

  Boot ROM Version:          MBP101.00EE.B00

  SMC Version (system):          2.3f28

  • capierce Calculating status...
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    Jul 26, 2012 4:47 AM (in response to Wet Jimmy)

    I had a similar problem after first updating. Following the instructions in this link worked for me. Click on the section titled: "For issues syncing contacts and contact groups in Address Book", and follow the Lion instructions:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2481

  • roby66 Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2012 12:51 AM (in response to Wet Jimmy)

    [NSInvalidArgumentException] The value for 'host' should be non-nil and non-empty

     

    also i have the same problem...

     

    HELP APPLE...

  • plegault Calculating status...
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    Aug 13, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to Wet Jimmy)

    Downgrading to 10.7 isn't really a possiblity.  Anybody else got a solution for this?

  • plegault Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to plegault)

    Actually the error message is very misleading.

     

    What I did is the following:

     

    Go on icloud.com, export all my contacts to VCard.

     

    Delete all my contacts on iCloud.com

     

    Re-import all my contacts from the vCard in step 1.

     

    It seems that the error isnt caused by a connection error with the server, but rather by a misbehaving contact in your list.

     

    The sync works afterwards.

  • HotMark Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2012 10:17 PM (in response to plegault)

    Do you loose your groups though?

  • jayfromhousatonic Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to plegault)

    I don't know about loosing the groups but

     

    IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!

     

    thanks guys!

  • planetgazer Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 11:11 PM (in response to capierce)

    Thanks capierce! It took a little time but it was well worth it. The process is basically to back up your contacts after elimating duplicates, turning off certain services using a couple of terminal commands, deleting all contacts, turning the services back on, and copying the contacts back in. Follow the directions in the support article carefully. I sync through icloud so I also had to turn icloud back on in contacts preferences. Now my contacts on two macs, icloud, and my iphone are all synced up. Can't fix the world but I fixed my contact lists and that's a start!

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