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    email address book
    After an HD crash and replacement I lost, among other things, my contacts list. I found a duplicate in iCloud. How do I transfer the iCloud list to my address book?

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    Did you sign into your iCloud account in System Preferences?
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    Yes, I believe so. My name is in the upper right hand corner.

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    I tried to drag and drop an address out of iCloud into an email but couldn't

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    You can import the contacts from iCloud but you have to do it a bit differently. Do the following:
    1. Export the contacts you want from iCloud to a vCard file by following the directions here. Save the file somewhere convenient like the Desktop.
    2. Now that you have the vCard file do one of the following:

    Drag the vCard file to Contacts.
    Choose File > Import, then select the vCard file.
    Double-click the vCard file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earley View Post
    Yes, I believe so. My name is in the upper right hand corner.
    Are you saying, when you're online, your name is in the upper right hand corner? Or, on your desktop, your login name is in the upper right hand corner?

    I was talking about the iCloud account in System Preferences.  > System Preferences > iCloud, make sure you're signed in and Contacts is checked.
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    Use the vCard method given by Slydude as it's an easy way to import your contacts from either iCloud or another phone - even a dumb phone that can export them. I just recently used that method to import 42 contacts from a dumb phone to an iPhone.

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