Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 1:59 AM (in response to abubnic)
thanks, it works but still has dupes.
I found this article http://goo.gl/iih1c to get rid of dupes completely
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to abubnic)
errr please help!
just followed the advice above, but each time I try and import my back up back in it appears for about 2 seconds and then dissapears, so as it stands i dont have any contacts in on any devices.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to abubnic)
Go into your system preferences. Click on ICLOUD. Make sure you are signed in. Make sure there is a checkmark next to Contacts.
Launch your address book. Go to Address Book Menu (at top of page)-->> Preferences. Make sure ICLOUD is checked as your default.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 2:24 AM (in response to po1969)
always remember to make a full backup before doing any permanent changes
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2012 9:57 PM (in response to abubnic)
Here is an alternate way of cleaning it up:
I believe the duplicate address book accounts stems from the move from MobileMe to iCloud and both accounts still being active.
This is how I merged the two address books:
1) To make sure all the contacts are in both:
a) I selected On My Mac account - clicked on any address - Command A to select all - drag the contacts to the iCloud account - answered OK to merge and resolve duplicates.
b) same in reverse: select the iCloud account - click on an address - click Command A to select all - drag the contacts to the On My Mac account - answer OK to merge and resolve duplicates.
In system preferences I found an iCloud icon and also a MobileMe icon. I was logged in under both.
1) In the Address Book preferences I selected iCloud and unchecked Enable this account.
2) In the Address Book I selected iCloud and clicked on the minus “-” to remove that account – leaving only the local Mac address book.
3) I went into system preferences and logged out of MobileMe
4) In system preferences I opened iCloud and the “Contacts” was not selected (from above) and I selected it.
I got a dialog box asking if I wanted to merge the iCloud contact with the local contacts – clicked YES.
… spinning wheel for a minute … voila – only one address book account – iCloud with syncing to iCloud and my iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to AJ24)
RE: Desktop App
Look in your application folder and you will see the DeskTop version of Mac OS X Address Book. It should have also automatically defaulted to your Dock at the bottom of your screen when you installed OS X.
You won't find this on an IPHONE or IPAD because it is not a mobile app. It only resides on desktop and laptop computers.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to abubnic)
Might be of interest too: Addressbook Tool is another solution to find and remove duplicates.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2012 2:41 AM (in response to seaside)
Yes : 7 users reviews. 1 1/2 star. Don't care to lose my time with lousy apps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 4:43 AM (in response to abubnic)
This hasn't helped with me as the MobileMe account won't allow me to disable it or even delete it from the desktop app.
Here's my issue (https://discussions.apple.com/message/18525465#18525465):
I am having real problems with Address Book after transfering from MobileMe to iCloud.
I have two accounts running at the moment:
MobileMe - xxxxxx
iCloud - xxxxx (using my Apple ID as they suggest)
This means that I have two accounts in my Address book with duplicate details.
I have turned off the MobileMe account on my iMac - and they still show in Address Book.
I have gone in to Address Book preferences and tried to disable the MobileMe Account by unchecking the 'Enable this account' button ... but it simply checks itself again. So I still have duplicates.
I have removed the MobileMe account altogether from the Address Book Accounts pane, but when I restart the app they just come back again!
I have gone on to the MobileMe Address Book online and deleted all of the contacts - but they have not been deleted off of my Address Book.
Can someone please tell me how I can remove this account from my Address Book as it's driving me mad, I dont want it anymore and it also means that I now have a duplicate Birthdays account in my iCal as well!!!
Any idea of any fixes for this?
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to mcpeck)
Worked perfectly, with 2,800 contacts X 2 it was hard going manually.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to Cigano)
Oops! This posted as a reply to the wrong message, and now I cannot edit or delete. I had wanted to reply to mcpeck's excellent post.