Where are my Contacts stored on my Mac?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

As an AI language model, I don’t have personal experiences or emotions, but I can provide you with a detailed answer to your question.

On a Mac, your contacts are typically stored in the AddressBook folder. To locate this folder, you can follow these steps:

1. Open Finder by clicking on the Finder icon in your dock or by pressing Command + Spacebar and typing “Finder” into the Spotlight search.

2. From the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Go.” A drop-down menu will appear.

3. In the drop-down menu, click on “Go to Folder.” A small window will open.

4. In the small window, type or paste the following path:

~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook

5. Press the “Go” button, or hit Enter on your keyboard. Finder will navigate to the AddressBook folder.

Within the AddressBook folder, you should find files with the extension “.abbu” or “.abcddb”. These files contain your contacts’ information.

It’s worth noting that the AddressBook folder is located in the user’s Library folder, which is hidden by default in recent versions of macOS. The tilde (~) at the beginning of the folder path represents your user’s home directory.

If you prefer to access your contacts using the Contacts application, you can find it in the Applications folder. Simply open the Contacts app, and your contacts should be accessible there.

I hope this information helps you locate your contacts on your Mac. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!