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Syncing Address Book with empty Google account will change >25% of contacts

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I would like to use the option to sync my Address Book with my Google contacts list. When I set it up, I get a warning that it will add 150 contacts, and modify 418 contacts.

Looking at the details, the added contacts are ones I already have, and the modifications include:

- Claiming to add an address ("before" shows none) even when that address is already there

- Deleting user photos

- Adding notes of the form "group:Group Name"

I have 956 cards in Address Book. I have zero contacts in Google.

Needless to say, I have cancelled so far. Any advice?
MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Steven Littiebrant Calculating status...
    I've noticed a few major discrepancies between Address Book and Google as well.

    Companies tend to duplicate as people.
    Deleting the person in AB has no effect on Google.
    Deleting the person in Google results in both being deleted in AB, but the company remaining in Google.

    There's also a LOT of minor differences between sync'd contacts and imported contacts in Google (groups going into comments, lost images, etc).


    I'd love to slap whoever is responsible on both sides. I've written data migration code before, it's not that difficult, and should've been ironed out a long time ago.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Kezar Calculating status...
    I am having the same problem, and it makes keeping the 2 list "in sync" impossible. I'm trying to migrate from Palm to using AB/Google for contacts, and this is very frustrating.
    macbookpro 15, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 2.4 GHz core 2 duo 2 GB SDRAM

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