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9/4/09
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KirstineC

How do I recover deleted contacts?

I have read the forums and tried looking in my trash, but no dice....only deleted messages are in my trash? Is there anywhere else to find these contacts?  I'm in complete panic mode....thanks for ANY help!
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wár17 §
9/5/09
wár17 §
Look in the All Contacts folder. 

If not there, use your contacts list backup.

If no backup, then you will have to recreate the contacts manually.
yul000
12/26/09
yul000
OMG!!! I totally lost all my contect both in Gmail contacts and my android since I sync my phone! Help!

wár17 §
12/27/09
wár17 §
If you sync an empty address book with Gmail, and the empty address is the base, contacts will be deleted.

Look in Gmail Trash and All Contacts folder. If no joy, recover from backup. If no backup, download from another device, like Outlook.
Summer70110
12/27/09
Summer70110
sorry to say but one you have deleted a contact you can't get it back but you can try re-adding it.
ellobie
1/8/10
ellobie
Balls. 
bfpurvis
3/5/10
bfpurvis
HELP,,,I just messed up and emptied all of my contacts...(please don't ask me why)...But I have them in my Droid and I just STOPPED the Sync in the Droid....so is there a way to use my Droid to put them all back?????
gogerst
11/3/10
gogerst
All my Contacts GOT deleted.  I did not delete them - google did it.
wár17 §
11/3/10
wár17 §
Log into Gmail via a browser and check your Trash folder. If not there, the contacts are gone.  Hopefully, you have a backup file of your contacts.
cooldroid
11/15/10
cooldroid
someone hijacked my gmail account and DELETED ALL OF MY CONTACTS!!!!!!!!  I have no backup to this since I stupidly assumed that a Google server was more reliable than my local phone!
 
I have control of my gmail account again but my data, and therefore my android phone is useless!!!
 
Jenesh
11/19/10
Jenesh
Sombody plz help... i've lost all my contacts.. while trying to sync with my android
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wár17 §
2/18/11
wár17 §
You need to restore from Gmail logged into a browser. It will not show in a Gmail app.

Go to Contacts Manager. Under More Action, Restore Contacts should be between Find & Merge Duplicates and Sort By.  
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