Jun 26, 2012
about half a year ago the address book in my Macbook started to grow uncontrolled until it had more than 100000 records, wherof 99% were empty or fragmented, This caused the app to be very slow and freeze from time to time.
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I tried to delete the corrupted records, but because of the large database and an old Macbook, it took ages to delete just a couple of hundred records a time. Now the app refuses to start (it hangs before it even shows up), even as the first app after a reboot.
The iCloud address book is OK on the web and on my iPad, so if I just could empty and reset the app in Macbook, I could be back on track.
I've tried to move the addressbook file (AddressBook-v22.abcddb, 125,3 MB) to another library, and I've deleted the .plist files, but it doesn't help.
I can see that the process findnames grows to almost 1 GB in memory if I don't stop it, and so does the process AddressBookMobileMeSharingAgent ...
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)