Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 9:45 AM (in response to Lauren Hutton)
I'm concentrating on fixing AddressBook.
I copied the AddressBook folder from ~/Library/Application Support to an external drive and then put AddressBook folder in the Trash and emptied the Trash.
Then, I opened AddressBook. At first, it included one Group with two contacts: Apple, Inc. and me. Then, I created a new Group. When I went back to all contacts, it appears that my original 3900 contacts have returned. I had not even tried to copy the old Metadata back into that folder. They just magically appeared. They didn't come from iCloud either since I'm only on Snow Leopard and iCloud only includes 2200 of the 3900 contacts.
The new question is there a way to get the all of the old Groups back? I do have two groups on my iPhone (the same two that are in iCloud). If I can't get all of the old Groups back, is there a way to put the 2 Groups from my iPhone into AddressBook without duplicating the contact names?
The main goal is not to import the additional 1700 contacts into my iPhone when sync'ing.
(I've read that the Groups are in a file that ends in abcdg but I had 3 of these in the old metadata folder so I didn't want to mess with them.)