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I performed a sync using PocketMac from my iMac to my Blackberry

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I performed a sync using PocketMac from my iMac to my Blackberry Curve. The sync wiped out my desktop address book! Can I restore the addresses?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Hi,

 

Have you ever backed up your address book on your mac?

 

Let us know

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I never backed up my address book on my Mac! I had just transferred all of my addresses from my Palm to the Mac Address Book!
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

 

Try this, Open your finder and go to /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/Address Book and let me know if you have anything called AddressBook.data or address book old.

 

Let me know

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I found this but it still opens the empty address book.
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

 

Which did you find, Address book or address book old?

 

Let us know.

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
address book

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ABPerson.skIndex
ABPerson.skIndexInverted
AddressBook.data
AddressBook.data.beforesave
AddressBook.data.previous
Images

These were all of the choices. The users only gave me admin as a choice. The other folder is "shared"
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

 

First I want to apologise I did not get back to you sooner Our power was out for almost 10hrs last night.

 

Can you quit address book and then move adressbook.data to the desktop and then rename addressbook.data.previous to addressbook.data then restart your mac and try opening the adress book program.

 

Let us know what happens.

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I tried everything you suggested however my situation required 2 hours with a mac professional.
thanks so much for trying and i will keep your service bookmarked for the next time!

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