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    Deleted contacts from address book

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    Deleted contacts from address book
    I was trying to import a few contacts from my phone and ended up importing them all. Not finding a way to get rid on them individually I just deleted them all and went to time machine to restore but even in time machine all contacts are gone. With icloud I guess it also deleted them from the laptop. Any ideas how to get them back?

    late 2010 imac running lion 10.7.4
    early 2011 macbook pro running the same

    Thanks

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    Deleted contacts from address book
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    Luckily if you have at least once synced with your Mac via iTunes then you should be able to recover them from a Backup. Have a look at THIS article that helps with recovery from iTunes or AddressBook Archives.
    For future reference there is App called App Store - ContactDel: delete multiple contacts with one touch that will help you in future.

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    Deleted contacts from address book

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    I probably didn't explain it right but what I tried to do was import just phone numbers from a android phone to my macbook pro (bluetooth). When I screwed that up I deleted all my email contacts from the laptop but figured when I got home I'll just copy them back from the imac. Got home and the contacts were gone from there also so I figured no problem it has time machine running. Time machine shows 23.3 mb in the address book but when I try to restore it it's empty. I did not empty the trash but cannot find the deleted items there either. Only 150 or so email contacts but it would sure be a royal pain to regather them all.
    Thanks again
    ps, the phone contacts are fine and a different list than the two computers

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    Deleted contacts from address book

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    Working now all are restored. I don't know what I was doing wrong but after the 10'th try of restoring from time machine all is well. Thanks for your quick response.

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