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restoring inbox from time machine

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LMM53 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 22, 2013 2:11 PM

It appears that while trying to empty my email trash folder, I might have deleted my entire iCloud inbox.  I say it appears, because I have access to my inbox on my iPhone, iPad, and on iCloud.com.  However, the inbox on my iMac appeared to be empty.  No problem, I thought.  I decided to restore the imbox from my latest Time Machine backup.  I went to Time Machine, hit restore, selected the latest backup, and presto - I thought I was all set.  In my Mail window,  I have a "Restoring Mailbox INBOX" box frozen on my screen.  I cannot seem to do anything.  I suspect I can just force quit the mail application, restart, and my emails will be there.  However, I'd like some confirmation/moral support.

 

OS X Version 10.8.4. 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7.

Mail Version 6.5 (1508)

 

Ideas?

 

Thanks

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,930 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to LMM53)

    If the messages are still on the server, then you shouldn't need to restore from a backup. Is there still a mailbox named "iCloud" under Inbox? Is there an exclamation point next to it?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,930 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to LMM53)

    Yes, force-quit Mail and relaunch it. If the mailbox is still empty, continue.

     

    Back up all data. Rebuild the mailbox.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,930 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to LMM53)

    Right.

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