Sunday, 5 October 2008

address book crash on mac osx 10.5.5

After upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5.5, my Address Book crash on every launch. The CPU goes insane when it loads, both the applications or the Address Pane inside Mail. After searching the support in Apple's site, here is the solution.

Open ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Metadata and look for group files with "Smart". You can use Spotlight but be careful, it's case sensitive. Those are files causing the crash and removing them will fix it. Oh, technically sayings, the Address Book in Mac OS-X 10.5.5 is not able to handle Smart group with negative filter. That's what users said online. Is it true? That's sucks! Apple please fix your software immediately. That's scary if your software act like Microsoft's.

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