5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 2:40 AM by LousyFool
Robert Lesperance Level 2 (340 points)

Hi ...  Where is the file that contains my contacts ?  I want to restore my contacts from a CrashPlan previous backup ?

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  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)

    Most likely in the hidden /username//Library/Application\ Support/AddressBook/ folder, named AddressBook-v22.abcddb.

  • Robert Lesperance Level 2 (340 points)

    What folder do I have to restore to get a previous Contact list ?  Do you say I should restore only the AddressBook-v22.abcddb folder ?

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    Provided the backed up OS and the present one are the same, restore the entire ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook folder.

  • abba1971 Level 1 (0 points)

    What should I do to restore my contacts when the OS versions are not the same. The original contacts are from adressbook with SnowLeopard and the new OS is MountainLion?

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    It's worth a try anyway, in the worst case = an error from Contacts being unable to read the database, you can simply delete the restored files again.


    In such case, or even as a first step, you may try to use the "Import..." procedure by pointing to a *.abcddb database file from your backup.


    Hint: Before system upgrades presenting me with new versions of Contacts or Calendar, I always backup my databases separately as well per "Export..." in archive format. No trouble so far.