Need to copy Address Book

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by hacksaw, May 31, 2004.

  1. hacksaw

    hacksaw Member

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    Hi,

    I need to copy/import my entire address book from my other Mac to the new one.
    How do I do it? I tried searching but none of the posts directly touches the topic.
    Thanks.

    ~hacksaw
     
  2. tdbur

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    I found one way of doing it..

    Select all your contacts... File -> Export vCards..
    Copy them to the other mac..
    In address book on the new mac select File->Import->vCards

    Hope it helps
     
  3. Nick

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    Here's another way:

    You can backup the file located in Users --> Library --> Application Support --> Address Book. the file you want is called "AddressBook.data"

    From the AddressBook application, you can also backup your contacts by clicking on File --> Back up Database. You can then save it on the desktop or anywhere you wish to.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. hacksaw

    hacksaw Member

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    Thanks tbur! That was a breeze. :)

    ~hacksaw

    oh and thanks too Nick!:D

    [Edited on 5-31-2004 by hacksaw]
     
  5. tdbur

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    Glad we could help you out :)
     
  6. NoisyCricket

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    Is there a way of exporting vCards from Address Book ONE BY ONE? Say if you export 500 entries, you get 500 cards? :)
     
  7. super_ed

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    Individual:

    Select contact, File/export vCard

    Group:

    Select Group/ Smart Group, File/export Group vCard

    HTH
     

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