Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Address book

  • 2 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • 10 views
  • Last reply by jazestough

more options

My desktop system crashed; had to have a new HD installed. I had 99% of my stuff backed up, so I lost almost nothing. Except for the Thunderbird address book. I have several Thunderbird backups. If I've looked this up correctly, the address book is a .bam file. I have several "profile" files. Is there any way to open a .bam files to see if it has my actual address book. And if there is a way to open the .bam file, is there a way to copy just this file into the current Thunderbird profile?

Chosen solution

I think you mean .mab files. They can be viewed in a text editor. To import a mab file, first backup the existing abook.mab or abook.sqlite files, rename the file you wish to import to abook.mab, then restart TB. This will show the contacts in Personal Address Book. To repeat this with other mab files, first create a new address book in Address Book and move the current PAB contacts to the new book by drag and drop.

Read this answer in context 👍 0

All Replies (2)

more options

Chosen Solution

I think you mean .mab files. They can be viewed in a text editor. To import a mab file, first backup the existing abook.mab or abook.sqlite files, rename the file you wish to import to abook.mab, then restart TB. This will show the contacts in Personal Address Book. To repeat this with other mab files, first create a new address book in Address Book and move the current PAB contacts to the new book by drag and drop.

Helpful?

more options

Thank you!

[Personal information removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Modified by Chris Ilias

Helpful?

Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.