# Location of contacts on Sailfish X

I was expecting to find a People folder under .vault in /home/nemo ... but I can't find it.

Long story short... an accidental synch of contacts from my exchange server, flooded my phone contacts, so there was no easy way to delete just those contacts. I ended up thinking, "Ok, I'll delete the contacts and restore from backup" ... however, I couldn't just restore the people from the backup (and I'm on the move, so no ability to use a PC to get inside the .tar file) ... so it ended up restoring the whole backup.

The Settings->Apps->People doesn't have an export function, so I want to find the contacts file so I can keep it to one side, in case this happens again... but I can't find it on Sailfish X.

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Given the answers below, it sounds like it would be a very desirable feature to have an export function in Apps->People.

( 2018-03-22 15:39:09 +0200 )edit

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Hello @msknight

You'll find the database 'contacts.db' in

1. /home/nemo/.local/share/system/Contacts/qtcontacts-sqlite/
2. /home/nemo/.local/share/system/privileged/Contacts/qtcontacts-sqlite/

I haven't verified if the files are identical.

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Look into /home/nemo/.local/share/system/Contacts/qtcontacts-sqlite/ (I'm afraid this database is encrypted, though)