1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 7, 2013 3:57 AM by whyard
joel.samuels Level 1 (0 points)

how do I find my contacts/address book in the time mackine backup?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • whyard Level 1 (0 points)

    I clicked on the Address Book icon in the dock to open it and the title across the top of the screen showed "Contacts".  I then opened Time Machine and it showed multiple overlaid address book cards called "Contact" and the front one showed zero contacts.

    I stepped back in time until I came across a tab showing lots of contacts. I clicked on this tab to bring it to the front.

    Then I highlighted all the addresses from A to Z  and clicked the "Restore" button in the lower right hand side of the screen.


    My contacts were then all restored.

    Unfortunately, they were displayed in a flat card format rather than the usual Open Book format, but at least the info was all present and correct.

    I am currently seeking guidance on how to make the Address Book display as a booklet.


    I hope this helps you, long ago though you asked.