THAT frickin' file was the culprit of THREE problems on my MacPro that were instantly fixed by deleting it.
I couldn't sync new contacts created on my MacPro to iCloud, I couldn't delete contacts from my MacPro (Delete Card was greyed out), and separately, Mail was crashing on initial launch every time (but was fine after a Reopen).
Deleting that AddressBook-v22.abcddb file fixed EVERY ONE of those issues in Contacts and Mail for me. Everything is humming again quite nicely.
(It's located in users/(your username)/Library/Application Support/Address Book)
Maybe my solution will help somebody (Reopen with shift or simple removing ~/Library/Containers didn't help for me).
– Go to System Preferences, disable all your mail accounts
– Remove ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail folder
– Open Mail.app. It should be ok, since it would be empty
– Close mail.app
– Enable accounts in settings
That's it. Helped me
David Mccollum1 wrote:
I fixed it! I went to ~/Library/Containers. There I removed the entire com.apple.mail folder to the trash, emptied the trash and rebooted. Mail opened just fine and started populating with all my email. So, I'm back in business. I did make a copy of the file on an external USB thumb drive just in case, but it looks like I won't need that.
worked for me too, Thanks!
Thank you! Did not actually have to do the step of emptying the trash bin. Didn't empty it because of a warning about permanent files in it, so emptied the non-permanent ones. The Apple Mail folder still remained (was not permanently deleted). So I rebooted at that point to see if the my mail would load, and it did! Thanks!
I suppose Apple will provide a patch very shortly, as likely most others with this issue also sent a report to Apple. It was definitely the update to Yosemite 10.10.4 that caused my mail to no longer load (and to give me the beachball of death every time I launched Mail).