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On TBird 42.5.0 Linux no page lets me move between address books

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I have 5 address books. I understand about 2 being default. Over 300 addresses are completely disorganized among the a-books. I want to consolidate because the contacts sidebar on the compose page only displays one. Also, I want it organized in one to update multiple devices.

Elsewhere in these helps, there is a description of drag and drop between a-books. That web page does not seem to be in my version. The address book display page ONLY displays the 5 books consolidated, with no indication of which book they are in. I cannot find any way to copy or move or "drag and drop" from the contacts sidebar. Also I have no Tools/Options or Help/Troubleshooting/Show Folders..I did search the support.

I exported all the 5 books and consolidated the csv. But when I imported it as a sixth a-book using TBird, it only logically included addresses that were not in the other 5 books. I can imagine physically renaming all the a-book files to restart empty and then doing the import. Please advise me about my version differences and my last idea and how I could do it otherwise.

Ausgewählte Lösung

In the address book proper, where you have a tree with address book names, just drag entries and drop them on the address book name

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What version of Thunderbird.

Recent versions have an all address books psuedo address book which displays all addresses.

The address book name in the contact pane is a drop down list? Not seeing it? Try restarting with add-ons disabled from the help menu.

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Version is 42.5.0 as reported. It is the last version available for my Linux and was recently installed. The previous versions were not different in this regard.

The address book name in the contact pane IS a drop down list of address books. I can select an address book or "ALL". That isn't my problem. I need to move entries between address books without re-keying everything, or failing that I hope to reorganize by export/combine/import as I explained. Or I hope someone can tell me an alternative way.

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Ausgewählte Lösung

In the address book proper, where you have a tree with address book names, just drag entries and drop them on the address book name

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I marked it solved. What I did not find or read of before on the Address Book web page was View/Layout/Directory Pane - this is a required setting before drag and drop.

I'm so glad I didn't have to do it by export/import. Thank you.