Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to Jay Bullock)
OK. I have spent the best part of an hour deleting old email addresses from the list brought up by clicking on 'Previous Recipients'. However when I next open up my Mail program all the deleted addresses have re-apeard and the Previous Recipients list is just the same as before.
What am I doing wrong? Is there some special way I should close the 'Previous Recipients List' to save my new list?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to HistoryBob)
No, there shouldn't be anything special to do, & you can remove more than one at a time...
Only thing I can figure is that your ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook.data is damaged, locked, or you lost permissions to it, then it could be one of the many caches there also.
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, it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go.
Try removing a couple in Safe Mode, does that stick?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Sorry. Repairing Permissions didn't work, although there were a lot of repairs carried out.
Can my problem have anything to do with iCloud? I have an iMac, iPad and iPhone all syncing through iCloud which I only just joined.
You mentioned that my ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook.data may be damaged how do I get to this and is it possible that I could straighten it out.
Also you mentioned my caches. How do I remove these.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to BDAqua)
They are there again as soon as I shut down & open the Mail application. Perhaps 30seconds.
Not caused by Syncing as I tried whilst disconected from the internet and it made no difference.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to HistoryBob)
In Finder's Menu, select Go menu>Go to Folder, and paste in this line...
There should be a Window open which should list...
As well as other files.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to BDAqua)
The Reply is 'This folder cannot be found'
However when I drill down into my Hard Drive I find I have lots of duplicated files beginning with Address. These are located in a folder called 'Previous Systems'. In Previous Systems there are two folders: 2007-12-17_1550 and 2008-02-16_0533 .
Within these two folders are further folders both containing the following folders; 'Applications', 'Library', 'private', System' and 'Users'.
Have I got two versions of the Address App working at the same time?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to HistoryBob)
Previous Systems is from Archive & Installs.
I'd get EasyFind...
Here's a direct download link to EasyFind 4.0 which runs in 10.3.9 & up...
From this page,
* EasyFind 4.0
* PhotoStickies 5.6
* ThumbsUp 4.3
* XMenu 1.8
Use it to search your whole drive for case insensitive & show invisibles...
Hopefully we'll find AddressBook.data.beforesave also & of some size.