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Is a partial restore from an Address Book .abbu file possible?

I have an old Address Book .abbu archive that has some contact data that I need to recover. I do not want to restore the entire address book archive, and I especially do not want to overwrite my ...
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How to restore the AddressBook database from backup

How do I transfer my address book files in the abcdp format to my new MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Lion? The files are from a 2008 MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6; the hard drive crashed, and the ...
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Can I sync Address Book to iCloud on Snow Leopard?

I've updated my iPhone to iOS 5, but my Mac(s) are still on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Syncing Contacts to iCloud is enabled in iPhone settings. Now, I was wondering is it possible to make Address Book ...
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How to prevent Mail.app to update address book on its own?

Now that the iCloud works (almost) flawlessly on both my MacBook Pro and iPhone I get annoyed by Mail.app on my Mac which seems to update contacts in my address book on its own, without my request or ...
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Mail autocomplete is different for search and compose

It annoys me that Mail “To” field autocomplete doesn't match that of the search bar. When I start typing name of a person I've had conversation with in the search bar, I can see their full name along ...
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Syncing Address Book with Android

Is there a way to sync Address Book with Android phones without using Google Sync (i.e., directly)?
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Associating Contacts to Companies within Address Book

I've started using iCloud to manage my contacts. One thing I really like is the ability to have custom defined fields, and have them voice activated from my iPhone. One problem however is this small ...
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Set my default address for auto-fill?

Since updating to 10.7.2, the email addresses in my address book card seem to have re-prioritized themselves. Now when I use Auto-Fill, the wrong address pops up, and I don't see any way to change it. ...
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Restore address book

I am running 10.7.2 and had my Address Book synced to the iCloud. I inadvertently deleted all of my contacts from my iPhone (synced with iCloud) and now my address book is empty. I've attempted to ...
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How to share entire address book?

Only after setting up my girlfriend's and my own Lion user account to sync with iCloud did I discover that the address book still doesn't lend itself to sharing in the way that calendar does :-( We ...
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How can you email an address book group to another Mac user?

If I have an OS X Address Book group of people I want to email periodic updates to, and I want to send that list to a second person who wants to email updates to this group as well, how can I do that? ...
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How do I sync Gmail contacts with my iMac's address book and my iPhone?

I enable the sync with Google inside the preferences of address book on snow leopard but I don't know how to set the time between the syncing and how to force to update. I added a new contact to gmail ...
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Say name of a caller on iPhone

Is there an app, or any other way, to make my iPhone 4 to say the name of the caller while ringing, just the same way we are used to on Nokia phones? Preferable without jailbreak or sophisticated ...
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Is there a way to add all of the recipients of an email to a group/folder in contacts from Mail?

In mail, I'll get email to a list of about 50 people, all of whom need to be in my address book. Is there a way to add them all at once? I can tell it to add one at a time, but I can't seem to get it ...
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Adding Facebook profiles to Address Book

I see that Address Book has a field for entering a friend's Facebook profile. However, many of my friends don't have an actual facebook username (ie a profile at facebook.com/username), but just the ...
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Are deletions in Google contacts synchronized to and from the Address Book?

If I select the option to sync my Address Book to Google: and I delete a contact on the Mac Address Book (or from my iPhone), is the contact automatically deleted in Gmail? And what about vice ...
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Where does Mac OS X store contacts in my Address Book?

Where does Mac OS X store contacts in my Address Book? Has this changed from Snow Leopard to Lion?
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Address Book: Is there any way to move the fields up/down?

Is there any way to move the fields within Address Book up or down? I like to have order on my address book and it looks really bad when the phone number fields are all over the place.
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How to use (sync) Apple Address Book with multiple accounts from Google?

My impression is that by adding an "Exchange 2007" account to the Address-book does not work with Google Mail. I tried to configure Google by using the iPhone method: exchange server on m.google.com ...
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Syncing Address book to Google Apps doesn't sync groups

When I sync my address book on my mac to Google Apps (gmail) it doesn't sync groups. Is this normal?
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Addressbook resolution for International Callers

Numbers in my phone are stored in the following formats +1.305.555.1212 +1.202.555.1212 +44.222333444 +44.222.33.3444 +91.22.34567890 +91.98765.43210 +91.98.76.543210 All calls from the USA show ...
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Associating skype contacts with address book

After installation of new Skype version for Mac, each time I search for a contact - it gives me few choices for one person: the skype contact; the contact from address book with phone number Is ...
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Making changes to a Smart Group's distribution list persistent

Is there a way to make changes to a Smart Group's distribution list persistent? Problem Description In Address Book, I right-click on a Smart Group and select "Edit Distribution List". I then ...
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Can't add or change custom images of address book entries

Sometimes I'm not able to change any of the custom images associated with contacts in the address book. If I quit and restart several times, it eventually works again. What would cause this sort of ...
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Can I manually connect my Facebook contacts to my AddressBook contacts?

I have the following: Facebook friends iPhoto faces Address Book contacts Faces and contacts are already linked. Some friends are also linked to the contacts. There is a problem with the friends ...
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Last import in Address Book

A little history: I had a old Nokia 5310. Lost it. I had the contacts backed up in a .vcf file. So imported them to a old Sony Ericsson W700i. Used the W700i for sometime, added some more contacts. ...
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In Mail.app, how can I set a recipient's default email address?

When typing a recipient's name in the "To:" field, Mail.app will bring up an autocomplete menu showing all email addresses for that recipient (e.g., Home and Work). If I don't pay attention and just ...
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Recieving Error Code 60 connecting iCal to OS X Server

I have a problem with my Mac mini running OS X Server 10.6.6. I want to use iCal and Address Book on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro. I started the two services without SSL. I installed port ...
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How can I bulk-edit Address Book, in particular to split the contents of First Name into First Name, Last Name?

Following a MobileMe import of a Windows XP AddressBook legacy, there are hundreds of entries in the Mac Address Book like this: First: Harry Potter Last: First: Fred Flintstone Last: It appears ...
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How do I enter Dutch names in Address Book?

Dutch surnames are kind of weird, in that a lot of them start with small words such as de/'t/het ("the"), van ("of"), van 't, van der ("of the"), etc. This makes them a pain to enter in most address ...
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How can I keep track of twitter usernames in Address Book?

I want to add twitter names to my contacts in Address Book. But I cannot find an obvious place to do so. The best fit would be as instant messaging username, but twitter is not listed among the ...
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Why is Spotlight listing some people from address book twice?

When searching Spotlight, certain Address Book contacts are listed twice. I have confirmed that I do not have two entries in Address Book for those individuals. The problem is that one of the ...
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Can I print envelopes/address labels from Address Book?

As Christmas approaches I'd like to send a letter to my friends and family. I currently have their contact information in Address Book. Is there a way to print envelopes with my contacts' mailing ...
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Group Contacts to Send Sms

Instead of specifying each number one by one, is there anyway I can specify a group when sending sms? For your info, I am using the contacts synced from Gmail, not the iPhone's built-in address book. ...
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Transfer contacts and SMS from Samsung SGH-X830 to iPhone?

I need to transfer contacts and SMS history from a Samsung SGH-X830 to an iPhone 3G. Preferably, I would like to preserve date/time for SMS messages. How can I achieve this?
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iPhone custom label in contacts

I am having trouble saving a contact with a custom label in iOS4. I received a phone call from a number not stored in my phone. After the call, I clicked the blue chevron next to the number >> Create ...