Move address book to online offline


I want to change my Exchange account provider so that store my address connected in a line (on this Exchange account) locally on the Mac.

That is the address book was originally the connected address book of the Exchange account.

I exported this address book via the menu, Export-Archive.

After I deleted this account Exchange-Addressbook - disappear from all contacts in the address book (as expected).

Now I imported archive address book (see step before), but the address book is always empty.

What I tried also is to restore time machine backup of the folder in address book in < myhomedirectory > / LibraryApplication Support/AddressBook

but without success - still empty.

Help, please.

Thank you in advance.

Try this:

In the Finder, choose go to folder from the menu reach.

Copy and paste this path into the dialog box and click on Go

~/Library/application support/AddressBook

Find the three address book files - v22.abcddb and delete them.

Start Contacts and see if it meets.

I am not sure that it will work as the exchange of contacts would have been stored in a subfolder and has its own index of addresses-v22 book.

When you perform an archive of Contacts, he made a copy of the address book folder. When you restore, it replaces just the current content by copying, he did. Thus, Exchange contacts are 'hidden' in a subfolder.

Thus, if the first attempt fails, do a right-click on the Archive and choose Show Package content.

Find the Sources folder and in all subfolders. They have a unique alphanumeric name.

In each, you can find metadata records. Search in each of the individual vCards to determine which is the Exchange folder.

Again, the names will be unique names, so you'll have to QuickLook a few to see what they are (choose an answer and press the space bar - it will show you what is in the file).

When you find the correct folder of metadata, move its contents to the folder of metadata directly in the address book folder. Then try the first thing again. It should now index your cards that were buried in the Exchange folder.

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