. MAB imported address book file is empty in Thunderbird, why?

I'm using Linux Mint 17. I recently updated from a previous version. I tried to import my old address book, but when I open it there is no information there. I can open it in my text editor, and they're all here! What is the problem? It seems that all online tips are for Windows. I'm using Linux! The only address book file is .mab, so how do I do this?

OK, I just closed and reopened Thunderbird. Voila, addresses were there. DUH! Problem solved, sorry!

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