1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 10:43 AM by RickMaddy
RickMaddy Level 4 Level 4 (1,320 points)

My iMac (running OS X 10.7.5) crashed and needed to be hard rebooted. Once back up, everything was fine except for Mail (version 5.3). When I start Mail I'm taken to the welcome screen used to setup the first email account.

 

Using Time Machine I restored the following:

 

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist

~/Library/Mail/*

~/Library/Application Support/Mail/*

 

Despite restoring these files/folders, Mail doesn't seem to recongnize my original setup.

 

Does anyone know what I'm missing? How do I get Mail to return to the previous state I had in place?

 

Thanks


Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Restore corrupted Mail files
    RickMaddy Level 4 Level 4 (1,320 points)

    It turns out that I need to pay more attention. After I first rebooted after the crash and then ran Mail, Mail popped up a dialog asking ot setup a new account. I then restored all of the files I stated earlier from TM. When I ran Mail again, mail popped up a dialog. My lack of attention didn't let me see that this dialog was not the same as before. I wasn't being asked to setup a new account, I was asked about importing existing messages. So this time I chose to continue. After the import process completed, I was back in business.

     

    So the morale of this story is to may better attention.