5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2009 10:00 PM by BDAqua
galileo8556 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

For some reason, it seems my Address Book app is corrupted. No other programs are affected. I am away on a trip and do not have my install disks. Is there anyway to download and reinstall the Address Book application?

Thanks!
Steven

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Reinstall Address Book
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)
    Sorry, no there isn't, but try this...

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it finishes.

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.
  • 2. Re: Reinstall Address Book
    galileo8556 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the info.

    OK. I did what you suggested and repaired permissions. It did not solve the problem.

    How do you get Address Book reinstalled? Do I need to use the OS disks and reinstall the whole system?

    Also this glitch wiped all my contact info. Is there a place where automatic backups live like they do in many other programs?

    Thanks!
  • 3. Re: Reinstall Address Book
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)
    Custom installation options are availableavailable with Optional Installs.mpkg...

    Insert yor Install Disc, when it shows on he Desktop double click on Optional Installs.mpkg to just reinstall AB.

    Also this glitch wiped all my contact info. Is there a place where automatic backups live like they do in many other programs?


    No, not unless you setup like Time Machine to do it to an external drive.

    For Address Book, see if you have & report sizes for these please...

    Files...

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBook.plist

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBook.abd.plist

    Folders...

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/com.apple.AddressBook/
  • 4. Re: Reinstall Address Book
    galileo8556 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your help. Here are the items you requested. My original file has about 2400 contacts in it if that's any help. Best,
    Steven

    com.apple.AddressBook.plist 4 KB

    com.apple.AddressBook.abd.plist 708 KB

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/ 6 MB

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/com.apple.AddressBook/ 8 KB
  • 5. Re: Reinstall Address Book
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)
    Hmmm, in your situation I'd right click or Control+click on al those items and move the resultant .zip files to the Shared folder, make a new Admn account, log into that account & either unzip them there and replace those items in the new account, or try to import them into the new account.