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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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Mail.app won't recognize a contact's name from my Address Book

I use Mac OS X Mail and have all of my work contacts in Address Book. When I receive email from one contact, the "From" field just displays his email address (as opposed to his first and last name) ...
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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 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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creating script for ical events from properties of address book entries

I want to create a script that creates alarmed events in ical for birthdays of people that I have in my address book. Unfortunately, I am very bad working with applescript. Below is the outline of ...
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How to export address book to mailchimp or CSV file?

I want to export specific address book groups to mailchimp from a clients Mac computer. The client have version OS X Lion (10.7) and the Mac she has is faulty and will be scrapped soon. Therefore it ...
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contact groups not syncing with google

using 10.9.2. I had all my contacts in various groups on my mac. I uploaded to iCloud in order to import into google. The groups designations did not seem to go with the contacts to iCloud, so when i ...
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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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Enable “On My Mac” Contacts

I am currently running OS X 10.9.1 and would like to create contacts that are stored locally on my MacBook Pro. My Contacts app does not have "On My Mac" as an option in the sidebar; only the contacts ...
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How to import contacts from Samsung E1170?

I have a Samsung E1170 mobile phone and a USB datacable for it. How can I import/copy the contacts from the phone to my computer? Is there any application for Mac which can do that? If not, how can ...
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Changing my home address in iOS 7 not picked up in Maps or notification center

I need to change my home address, following this post. I've moved, so I need to update my address, but it does not seem to work. My new street address does not exist in the map (as I've moved to a ...
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Some contacts are missing in iOS Contacts

How can I get back (some) missing contacts? Some contacts are missing in my iPhone's Contacts app. They are available in my OS X's addressbook, both are linked by iCloud. Strangely, the contact ...
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Contacts.app command line interface

Is there a CLI front-end to the Contacts.app (formerly Address Book.app) database? Example: mycontacts --email '*@google.com' # to get Googlers
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operating address book and calendar OS X 10.9.1

How to deleate a group in the address book. I could before the upgrade. Even before I upgraded system my calendar completely deleated all but birthdays and will not take any appointment. They are ...
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All user-related data gone

My Mac crashed yesterday, no idea why. Now in the morning Google Drive asked me to enter a login and pass and refused to use the already existing GD folder. Then I've noticed that CyberDuck's ...
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How to access data from a Mac Contacts backup: a .abbu file

After I back-up Mac Contacts to a .abbu file, is there a program that lets me get at the underlying data vs. just importing them? I.e., can I open them as a text file or .CSV. Thank you!
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Adding a “Fax Number” when adding a new contact in my iPhone 5, ios6

When adding a new contact, I"m confused when I get to the "phone contact numbers". I only see Mobile and Home. I want to add a fax number, but it isn't available and it isn't offered in Add another ...
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How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...
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Share Contacts and preserve groups

I have an Address Book with over 500 entries, divided into 12 groups. What I would like to do is share my address book with 15 users, read only. Mac OS X Server 10.8 doesn't do the job because all ...
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Want to update Google Contacts with Address Book info, 1 way update, not sync

I do not want to sync my entire Google Contacts list with my iMac's Address Book. The iMac is syncing with iCloud. I want to update GContacts so that another program can be fed with those updated ...
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How to sort contacts by creation date or modification date in iOS Contacts or OS X Contacts 7.x?

Is there a way to view or export the date a contact was created or modified in iOS 7 and/or the Contacts app (version 7.1) when viewed from a Mac? This one datapoint would enormously aid deduping ...
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How do I know where is a specific contact stored by Apple Contacts.app?

I am using multiple contact storages, like Gmail or Exchange and I want to know where a contact is stored, so I can remove the right duplicate. Also I would like to know how can I move a contact from ...
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Can Address Book still store local groups or contacts with iCloud enabled?

I want to be able to keep a group of contacts on my Mac only, while keeping the rest of them synched to iCloud (as they currently do). A bit of background: I'm wanting to do this since I'm dabbling ...
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How to download contacts from iPhone to Mac?

I was able to do a backup of the phone using iTunes, but how do I see and access the contacts? Do I need to import them into Address Book? Is there a better way to download contacts from iPhone to ...
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Address Book won't restore contacts from .abbu

My Address Book won't restore contacts from my address book archive (.abbu). I sync my address book with iCloud. A couple weeks ago, Address Book told me there were some inconsistancies in my ...
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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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I want to know IP address [closed]

I want to know IP address of my friend .It's possible without software? Could you tell me what I do and how to do
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Safari autofill multiple e-mail adresses

My personal vCard has multiple email addresses. When I use the autofill feature from Safari I always get the wrong email address filled into the web form. How can I get Safari autofill to use the ...
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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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Transfer Adress book group to MacBook Pro, iPhone & iPad

I put new group on Address book on Mac but it did not transfer to iPhone or iPad. What do I do to get iCloud to transfer?
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Want to use multiple email addresses for one contact

I am updating my address book on my MacBook, and filling in all the information on the cards for each contact. My contacts have both work and home email accounts listed under their name. I'd like to ...
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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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Deleting contacts from mac contacts application with no Phone number

Is it possible to delete contacts from mac contacts application which have no phone no? Or export only those contacts which have a contact? Thanks.
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How Can I Automatically Add Email Senders To Address Book

I would like to run a script that will automatically add email senders to my address book. I saw a post that answered this exact question, but I had a question about how to correctly deploy the ...
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How to sync iCloud contacts with Google?

I recently started using the Gmail app on my iOS devices because it has better search functionality than the native Mail app. However, that means that when I'm writing emails the app is using my Gmail ...
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Purpose of groups & subgroup feature, in iOS contacts?

I have searched and to my surprise I can't seem to locate the answer to this what I thought would be common everyday problem. Can someone please explain to me what the purpose of the "groups" feature ...
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What is the function of “Last import” in Address Book?

I just made a synchronization through iTunes of my iPhone onto my MacBookPro. From memory I made about ten modifications on my iPhone. Unfortunately they are not in the relevant group, but within All ...
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My address lines are missing from my address book in iOS 7

Just upgraded to iOS 7 and thought all was well until I noticed that all addresses are missing from my address book. All of the other data is ok - name, email, phone numbers, but no home or work ...
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How to diagnose Address Book quitting unexpectedly?

When opening Address Book, it quits before it opens. The window says: Address Book quit unexpectedly. Click `Reopen` to open the application again. Click `Report` to see more detailed information ...
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Removing only birth years from a group in my Address Book

A lot of my contacts (600+) had somehow got their birth years set to 2000. Their birth months and days are correct, but the 2000 is wrong. With the tremendous help I got here, I was able to get them ...
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Cleaning up birth years 2000 in my Address Book

A few years ago (or actually, more likely, in 2000), for some reason, birthdays that didn't have a birth year (but did and do have correct month and day) were automatically given the birth year 2000 ...
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Add AppleScripts to Git repository

I have a few AppleScript files that I would like to share with the community on GitHub. The files are located in two distinct directories: ~/Library/Scripts ~/Library/Application ...
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Open contact group on Mac

I just want to use AppleScript to open an existing group in Mac Address Book (v7.1). tell application "Contacts" set selected of group "friend" to true activate end tell above is the sample ...
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How do I set Mail.app not to send the recipient names as they appear in my address book

When I send mails to addresses from my address book, the recipients in the address bar are shown like name <nick@domain.tld>. Can I somehow prevent that name part, so that only the actual mail ...
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How can I reject sync changes for my OS X Contacts?

I have my OS X Mountain Lion contacts hooked up to synchronize with Google Contacts. Every once in a while, I receive a notice that "Syncing with Google Contacts will change more than 25% of your ...
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How to disable Address Book Server in Mac OS X?

I have a huge error.log file in /private/var/log/carddavd folder. I found out that the Address Book Server creates logs in this folder. Can anyone suggest me a way to disable the Address Book Server ...
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How to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion?

I want to use the photo of a contact in the Address Book/Contacts in another app. What is the easiest way to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion to an image file? Dragging it out to the desktop ...
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Unable to create carddav account

I am trying to set up a personal CardDAV server and having some trouble in the process, so I am frequently creating and deleting CardDAV accounts for debugging. Since about a week ago however, my mac ...
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Using AppleScript to modify contacts not working

I'm trying to use applescript to clean up various problems a large address book, to large to fix by hand. I've been able to find and observe contacts and groups in AppleScript successfully. However, ...
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Facebook Contacts disappearing from contacts

I am using the iOS Facebook Integration, which adds my Facebook friends to my contacts in the phone app. Yesterday I noticed that some of these Facebook contacts have been disappeared, despite being ...