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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent Address Book (Contacts) to quit when closing the window

The Address Book quits when closing the window. Did anybody find a way to prevent this behavior?
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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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Where are Address Book group definitions stored and how can I delete them all?

I know Address Book metadata is stored in Library/Application Support/AddressBook. I wonder, however, what's up with Address Book "Groups". They are peculiar items. For example, I quit LaunchBar ...
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Sync multiple gmail contacts with Lion Address Book?

I understand that Address Book, even on Lion, doesn't support syncing multiple gmail contacts. Is there a third-party app that I can use for this purpose? I'm looking for an app that gives me a ...
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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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Where is addressbook:// stored

I wrote an applescript that finds a person in my contact list. tell application "Contacts" set thePeople to first person whose first name is equal to "John" and last name is equal to "Doe" end ...
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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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Add to Existing Contact from Mail.app to Contacts.app

I am looking for an option to add the choice "Add to Existing Contact" from the Apple Mail.app From address field. As you all know, we have "Copy Address, Add to VIPs, New Email, Add to Contacts, and ...
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How do I revert iTunes contact sync?

I first upgraded my operating system (Windows Vista) and then iTunes. During the upgrade, I accidentally chose contact syncing should prefer my Windows' contacts over my iPhone's contacts. Now I've ...
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Delete book from iBooks Mac when I delete it from iOS

I sync "All books" from my iOS device (an iPod Touch) and my Mac, in iBooks. When I delete a book in iOS, it is NOT deleted on my Mac. Instead, in iTunes, the setting changes from sync "All books" to ...
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Show today’s anniversaries (if any) from contacts

I would like to be able to run a script which would look through my Contacts list and output the name (and, preferably, phone number) of anyone whose ‘Anniversary’ date matches today. (The script ...
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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 to download iCloud Address book to Mac?

Using OS 10.7.5. How to get all my contacts from iCloud into my address book on my Mac? I opened up iCloud control panel, checked Address book. That doesn't do anything.
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Address smart group based on mailbox? Or Tags?

I have manually created mailboxes in Mail and would like to create a rule that moves all future email from those senders who currently exist in one of those mailboxes to be sent to the same mailbox. ...
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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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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 reorder contact info in Contacts.app

I'm a hoarder of contact info in Contacts.app. I always keep people's old contact info in their Contacts.app entry so that, for example, their pic will show up in Mail.app on even old emails from ...
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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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Can you make Contacts show the Twitter username (instead of the person's real name) when it autopopulates data from Twitter?

I had Contacts integrate data from my Twitter account. It worked, but when I look at someone's Twitter name in Contacts, it shows their real name, not their Twitter handle. Above you can see my ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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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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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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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 can I make a group of contacts that have phone numbers with the iPhone label?

I have been editing my contacts in Lion Address Book to use the iPhone label for phone numbers. I want to create a smart group that shows all contacts that use the iPhone label. I would use this ...
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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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OSX Contacts “remove duplicates” log of changes done?

I've seen plenty of tips on how to remove duplicate contacts using OSX's Contacts application. I've done the process and I'd like to know if there is any record/log of what changes the app has done ...
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Lost address book contacts in upgrade to Yosemite

I upgraded from the Mavericks to Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. All the contacts in the address book which is now Contacts in Yosemite are gone and when I try to restore it from the back up it gives a ...
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Address book - Review duplicates prompt keeps reappearing

When I launch Address Book with my iPhone 4 plugged in, I get a prompt to review duplicate contacts as shown. I select "Keep Old" and click Import. Also, I sync my iPhone to iTunes on this same ...
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Problem with synchronization between MS Oulook and Apple software

I am using Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and MS Office 2011 (which includes Outlook). How synchronization works (as far as I know). You first choose (this is a tool of Outlook) to synchronize Outlook ...
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Get “Previous recipients” for a particular account

Is it possible to get a list of previous recipients in OSX Mail for a particular account? E.g. I have a Work and Personal accounts in OSX Mail and I only want to see (and then extract) recipients for ...
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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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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 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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Syncing Address Book with Android

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