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My Son's Address Book Has Disappeared!

by dougieo / April 14, 2009 3:08 PM PDT

My son just upgraded from OS10.3x (an original iMac) to Tiger and when he opened Mail his all of his address book listings were gone. Does anyone know how he can retrieve his old address book and get it back into Tiger's Mail program? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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This depends
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 10:00 PM PDT

on how your son did the upgrade from 10.3 to 10.4

By the way, there is no address book in the Apple Mail program.


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Further explanation
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 10:56 PM PDT
In reply to: This depends

The Address Book application, usually found in the dock, is a completely separate application that allows system wide access to its contents.
Any application requiring names and addresses can access the Address Book, Apple MAIL uses the Address Book in this way.

What you "may" be missing is the function that automatically adds the email address of someone when you start to type their name in the address line. This is a "recent addressees" list that is not connected to the Address Book but is based on emails sent and received.
Of course, for names and addresses to be in the Address Book, they would have to have been added.

By the way, there are three Mac specific forums in this group.
Mac Hardware: Found Here
Mac Software: Found Here
Mac OS: Found Here

Posting your Mac problems in the relevant forum will expose your questions to more Mac users.

Still need the answer to the question in my first post, how was the upgrade done.


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(NT) This thread continues in the Mac forums
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 15, 2009 11:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Further explanation
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