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I had some problems recently. An upgrade wiped my Evolution settings, and then my backup hard drive failed spectacularly. I have the Addressbook.db file but nothing else from the original ...
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    Eolution restore Addressbook help please


    I had some problems recently. An upgrade wiped my Evolution settings, and then my backup hard drive failed spectacularly.

    I have the Addressbook.db file but nothing else from the original setup. I am OK with losing the emails because they are all on line. But, can I "reinstall" the original address book into the now recovered and upgraded Evolution programme? I tried to just copy the .db file into the .evolution folder, replacing the addressbook.db file created by installing Evolution but could not see my old address book when I opened Evolution. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it not that simple and I need other files to recreate the address book (I do have the addressbook summary.db file and copied that into Evolution too).

    Thanks,
    Neil

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    Did you make a backup of your /home/user directory?

    To restore your evolution data you need to recover the following directories:
    .evolution
    .gconf/apps/evolution
    .gnome2_private/Evolution
    Last edited by blnl; 06-17-2010 at 02:51 PM.
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    Evolution backup

    I did backup the whole directory.

    Thanks, I will copy/overwrite the new files with my backup. I thought since I only wanted the address book it would be easy, but copying three directories is not exactly difficult.

    Cheers.

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    If you want the address data only, the are two addressbook locations:
    .evolution/addressbook
    .gconf/apps/evolution/addressbook
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