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need help with time machine backup

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tom0821 Calculating status...
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May 8, 2012 6:22 PM

My emails are stored on my computer not on the mail server unfortunately,  after backing up I can't find the emails on the backup hrd drive ?

  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,920 points)
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    May 8, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to tom0821)

    If you're using Mail as your mail program, the messages are stored in home/Library/Mail.


    Under 10.7, the ~/Library folder is hidden. However, you can get there by holding down the Option key and clicking the Go menu in the Finder. You'll see Library as an option in that menu. Once you're there, you can enter Time Machine in the usual way to view your backups.



  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,870 points)
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    May 8, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to tom0821)

    Run Mail.

    While Mail is running, enter Time Machine.

    Your old e-mail account should reappear.

    Restore that e-mail account and all the messages should come with it.


    Once you have the account back, you can create a folder "On your Mac" for them and move all the messages into that folder. Then you can re-delete the account.


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