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Unable to delete AddressBook-v22.abcddb

445 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 5:49 PM by Glenn Leblanc RSS
newMacUser09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 13, 2013 5:09 AM

I want to remove the existing addressbook and create a fresh empty addressbook.


Under users/username/library/application support/addressbook is a file called AddressBook-v22.abcddb.  I no longer want to use that file but unable to delete it.


Please can you advise?

Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhone 4S 16GB Black
  • Glenn Leblanc Level 5 Level 5 (5,935 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 5:49 PM (in response to newMacUser09)

    You should quit address book first. Then move the file to the desktop first. From the desktop you should be able to delete it from there.

    Also, deleting that file won't delete the contacts. They reside in the metadata folder. That file you want to delete is just the database file. Also, if you are using iCloud, the information will actually lie within the Sources folder.


    Why go through all that. Just select all contacts in the address book at once and hit delete. Then you can create new ones.


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