Had the unfortunate consequence of a power outage corrupting my address book database, which then populated to all other devices it synched to - iPhone, Entourage, even .Mac online. Now all contacts are gone.

No, I didn't have a backup (smack my wrists), but in digging into user/library/syncservices/local, I found a bunch of files called data.syncdb. Opening these files in text edit yielded lines and lines of code, and a cursory glance indicates that at least some of the old contact data is stored in these files.

How do I extract this data? I have done search after search for procedures, but all I can find on the web is how deleting these files makes synch happen faster. I don't want to delete these files, as they seem to contain the last vestiges of my contacts?

Any ideas???