I just about panicked this morning. I went in to email a friend and her email address was gone out of GMail. And when I went to Google Contacts, everyone was gone.
The problem was a POS piece of software that I had bought to help me sync between Google and my iPod Touch. It has a wonderful side effect where it wipes out my contacts. And I had accidentally launched it yesterday morning as I was fumbling for the snooze button (we won’t go on to why it was still on my Touch after I discovered the side effect).
Anyway, long story short. You can restore your Google Contacts by going to the Contacts screen and choosing Restore from the Actions menu. It will give you a bunch of options for restoring, up to 30 days.
Two clicks and I had my contacts (450+) back.
One click and the POS software was gone off the Touch.