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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-03-2010
My Device: Curve 8300
My Carrier: ATT

Address Book

in resyncing my address book, I now have duplicate entries. is there a way to delete all addresses at one time so I can start over/ Thanks!

Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Address Book


Hi evewil,

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To delete the Address Book connect your device with BlackBerry Desktop Manager.


  1. Click Backup and Restore application
  2. Advanced
  3. On the right hand side you'll find the device database
  4. Click and highlight Address Book - All
  5. Press Clear


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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-03-2010
My Device: Curve 8300
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Address Book

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Sorry. I was looking for a quick solution to delete all contacts at one time vs deleting one at a time. My corporate IT folks did a resync and everything is duplicated. We are not allowed to install the BB software on our laptops.


If you have a quickie to clear all contacts at one shot, email me at

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Thanks for all your help.