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How to locate old e-mails in Time Machine?

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Muizen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 13, 2012 12:44 AM

I am trying to recover an e-mail received last year February in Time machine.
I tried but have no experience recovering files through Time Machine.

Thank you for your help.

iMac 27" i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,490 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:00 AM (in response to Muizen)

    Go to Time Machine.  Take TM back to the  date you require OR to an approximate earlier date.   Search for the email.   Click on it and it will highlight.   Click on restore.

     

    Your missing mail should appear in a new mailbox called recovered mail.

     

    Be aware.   The limited size of the page can be a problem ; you may have to play trial and error.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,490 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:24 AM (in response to Muizen)

    Hello Muizen.

     

    Set your screen to the email page ... then go into time machine.   You'll get the star wars wonder show then a miniature version of the email screen.   At that point you should start the backwards journey to February using the cursor and the scale on the right hand side.

     

    Hope this helps.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,490 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to seventy one)

    Hello Muizen,

     

    Glad to hear your problem is solved.   Thank you for the points,

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