1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 6:35 AM by a brody
nanmacmsu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How to back up address book


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,785 points)

    The addressbook can be exported to vCard if you want a crossplatform compatible backup that can always be reused.  Just use the vCard export functionality that is built in after selecting all the addresses you wish to export.  Separate the vCards into their own folders that you wish grouped together, so you can rebuild it.  You can also backup the Users -> yourname -> Library -> Application Support -> Addressbook but then that's only reusable in Apple's Addressbook versions the same or newer than the one they were created in.