3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2013 6:37 PM by ds store
glennajoprice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot open my address book.  What do I need to do?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), my address book will not open
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (11,395 points)


    Always keep an eye on 'More like this', the column to the right of your initial post.    You will often find answers and direct leads to your questions there.


  • Mini Apple Genius Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    If you can't open the app and need to look at your contacts, go to www.icloud.com, sign in, and click on contacts. You can now look at your contacts. To try to fix contacts, see if there is a update for it. if there is, update it. it should work. if it still does not, contact apple at 1-800-MY-APPLE.


    Mini Apple Genius


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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    Triple click on the next line to select it all (do not type it)


    rm -i L*/Pref*/com.apple.addressbook.plist



    copy it to the clipboard, (edit > copy)


    press command key and the spacebar and type




    and press enter to open the Terminal program


    click in there and edit > paste



    Now press the enter key


    If it asks to confirm and it's the matching com.apple.addressbook.plist file , press Y and enter


    If it says anything else, then press N and enter


    Quit Terminal and  re-open your AddressBook and report.