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raffraff77
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Contact sync help with way too many duplicates on a Mac

Hi Guys

 

 

I have a BB 9900 and somewhere along the way lots of different contact list have been made so I now have 900 contact on my phone. I have down loaded Contacts to Excel Pro to sort out my contact once and for all but it cannot create an excel for 9000 contacts. 

 

How do I delete large groups of duplicates or whole contact lists in stead of one at a time? 

 

 

Thanks

 

Raphael 

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billbuck0
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Re: Contact sync help with way too many duplicates on a Mac

Open your Contacts, then click the blackberry button and select options.  Then select Contact Display and Actions.

At the bottom you will see Actions: Allow Duplicate Names.   Uncheck the box and your done!

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Re: Contact sync help with way too many duplicates on a Mac


raffraff77 wrote:

Hi Guys

 

 

I have a BB 9900 and somewhere along the way lots of different contact list have been made so I now have 900 contact on my phone. I have down loaded Contacts to Excel Pro to sort out my contact once and for all but it cannot create an excel for 9000 contacts. 

 

How do I delete large groups of duplicates or whole contact lists in stead of one at a time? 

 


Raphael, Excel can certainly contain 9,000 contacts! Without a doubt.

 

How many contact lists in your Address Book do you have> Please look at Options > Device > Status > press the Menu key > Database Sizes.

Scroll down to Address Book... how many different databases?




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Re: Contact sync help with way too many duplicates on a Mac

I have 5 data bases.. Unfortunately - I want to keep 2 or 3.  How can I delete one or two of them in one go? Its not excel its the app and it by passes all the front end ( no duplicates  doesnt work ) and goes straight to all contacts on BB.

 

I bought  the pro version still no joy.

 

https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/110535/?lang=en

 

 

Thanks for your help!!! 

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Re: Contact sync help with way too many duplicates on a Mac

 

 

Article ID: KB05313 How to clear the address book database on the BlackBerry smartphone




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