I've got an Address Book Archive (.abbu) file that I backed up a while ago. For some reason some of my contacts got deleted, and I know they're in this backup. I have also changed and added some contacts since the backup (about 4 months ago). I'd like to know if there's a way to open up this archive without replacing all of my contacts and then maybe somehow compare the two address books to see what contacts I need to carry over.
PS. Just to be safe, i'd also export a new
I know this topic is old but I think this might help to future user inquiries.
I basically start as ghoppe:
To identify the changes on the Contacts DB respect to a previous backup:
This will first list a line indicating the number of distinct records (e.g., after a "Remove Duplicates") and then the list of the entry names of those records (each line preceded by the number of repetitions of that line). E.g.:
It means two different names, four repetitions of the first one and three repetitions of the last one.
I hope this help. Certainly it helped me to identify what cards where merged when looking for duplicates.