Forum Question: Share Address Book

I understand how to share files with other computers on my home network, but I can’t seem to find the ADDRESS BOOK file to share.
Any clues?

— Bob

Comments: 4 Responses to “Share Address Book”

    3/21/10 @ 8:20 pm

    You can’t really share the address book file. It is in a location that can only be accessed by one user. If you move it, then Address Book won’t find it there and will simply start a new one.
    The standard way to share the address book across your Macs is with MobileMe.
    If you don’t want to use MobileMe to do it, then I have heard of people working with Google Apps to share addresses across computers, but I don’t think it will work like you want it to.

    Jerry Green
    3/24/10 @ 6:34 am

    I’ve used AddressBook File > Export > Archive, saved to a flash drive, and then restored to another user / another computer. It’s not auto-update, but good enough for what I needed.


    9/24/11 @ 7:49 pm

    Hi Gary,
    Given that mobileMe is going away, do you know of any other way of sharing Address Book with another mac on my home network? My partner has a macbook pro, and I have an Imac.
    Thanks very much.

      9/24/11 @ 10:33 pm

      The Address Book syncing is one of the features being carried over to iCloud.

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