Missing address book

My address book went missing from the Doc a week or so ago so I drug icon from applications to the doc, Then several days ago before my bride & I left for a holiday I shut everything down, after returning I turned on computer & this AM found NO address book in Applications or on Doc. I have a G4 laptop and backed both up to dot mac/Mobile Me a couple of days before we left. Can I copy & burn onto CD Bring CD to desk top & Copy to both Apps folder & onto doc. More importantly what is happening & how can I prevent it from happening again. At Least I have one good copy (I think) of address book. If I were to sync w. dot mac/ Mobile ME would this bring it back to Desk Top box.

You can just connect one Mac to the other via Ethernet or use Target Disk Mode via FireWire and copy Address Book from the /HD/Applications folder on one to the same folder on the other. You can't copy a program to the Dock, because the Dock only holds aliases (links) to the actual program, and those are created by selecting the application and dragging it's icon to the Dock.
As for the cause, it could be many different things, but you should check how much free space is left on your hard drive; if it's 10 GB or less, it's time to start getting rid of things you don't need. Mac OS X requires a minimum of 10 GB of free disk space; otherwise things like this will happen.

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