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#47249 - 12/18/17 04:31 AM Where are Contacts stored?
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
I had to restore from a clone and may have lost some of the data in Contacts. I can restore that from Time Machine, but I don't know where to look. There doesn't seem to be anything in ~/Library about this. Any ideas?
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#47250 - 12/18/17 05:05 AM Re: Where are Contacts stored? [Re: jchuzi]
Urquhart Offline


Registered: 08/10/17
Loc: Netherlands
It’s multiple files in ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/ , I think.

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#47251 - 12/18/17 05:24 AM Re: Where are Contacts stored? [Re: Urquhart]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
I tried that one but it didn't make any difference. BTW, AddressBook is the name that Contacts used to have, many OSs ago.
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#47252 - 12/18/17 06:47 AM Re: Where are Contacts stored? [Re: jchuzi]
freelance Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
Do you have your Contacts linked to iCloud?

Sidebar: I had address details in iCloud and also in Google. When I noticed duplicates in Contacts, I started deleting them. Then, I noticed that addresses were deleted from my Android cell phone. I have to have a copy in each source: iCloud and Google, and they show up as duplicates in Contacts. A change in one has to be changed manually or copied across to the other.

I suppose if I had a $1,000 iPhone, the problem would be solved. tongue

Edit: BTW, I've never used Address Book, yet I have a folder in Application Support named Address Book that has a configuration plist with yesterday's date. Maybe Apple changed the name of the application, but not the support files?
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#47253 - 12/18/17 07:52 AM Re: Where are Contacts stored? [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
My vCards are stored at /Users/artie/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Metadata (in Sierra).

More: The number at the bottom of the "All Contacts" column should equal the number of vCards in .../Metadata (or at least it does in my instance).


Edited by artie505 (12/18/17 09:09 AM)
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#47255 - 12/18/17 02:56 PM Re: Where are Contacts stored? [Re: artie505]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
As I posted earlier, I restored ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook via Time Machine. Since it included the Metadata folder, I would have expected that that would solve the problem. As it turns out, the only contacts that I was missing were easily restored manually by re-typing the information.

I never actually lost my contacts, but I had to clone back from a clone that was about 2 weeks old. Fortunately, I had not changed much.
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