Address Book Problem

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So, I'm actually not sure when this happened (If I did I might probably know what I did) but my address book does not work. First of all you should know that I have uninstalled the application and re-installed it from the applications DVD I got from my computer. Furthermore you should know that none of my contacts are missing because I can still see them when I use the dashboard widget.

So to get a general idea of the problem; address book opens normally but empty. There are no groups, no contacts and it even states that I have no cards. To the right it also says "No Card Selected". Attempting to click the add a contact "+" button does nothing as well, it is now an action-less button. I have tried many things in Preferences but no luck.

I really hope somebody can help since I need to many contacts soon.

Ps. A possible cause (May not be probable) was that yesterday, seconds before finding the problem I tried to export 31 contacts in the address book as a friend had given them to me. I was prompted with a message to add the cards but did not work.
 

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Try moving the preference files to the desktop.

Should be two of them located at:
Users / your user / Library / Preferences / com.apple.addressbook.plist

If it works you can trash them. If not you can move them back.
 
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I tried what you recommended, I was able to erase them without any problem but it still remains with the same problem. Thanks for trying.
 

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