"How do I have my contacts on my mac air hard-synch with the cloud? I want the Mac Air to win over the cloud data to start fresh. With mobil me we had arrows to point in one direction or another. here we don't."
I strart with to clean everything on all my devices.
strart again on my computer with my backed-up contacts (.abbu)
When the are in my adressbook it syncs with icloud
It seems "something" still keep overiding my computer
When I put in the right backup in adressbook something from the cloud changes it back again..
From the original 1600 adresses back to 67..
iCloud does not "sync" data like MobileMe did. Your computer & devices subscribes to the master data stored on the iCloud servers.
Your signature states you are using OS X 10.6.1 - iCloud requires OS X 10.7.5 or later
If you are using the correct version of OS X, turn iCloud off, then re-import your Address Book backup, then turn iCloud Contacts back on. The data stored in Address Book should be transferred to iCloud and your local Address Book setup to subscribe to the data on the iCloud server.