1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 21, 2014 11:10 AM by BDAqua
Bruce A Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)

Good morning.

 

I would like to backup both emails and the address book in Mail.

 

Where are these located on my harddrive?

 

Thanks for your time.


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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,380 points)

    Hi Again Bruce,

     

    On Mail...

     

    First Quit Mail, then I'd backup these two Mail folders, by right clicking on them in the Finder, then choose Archive/Compress.

     

    Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail

     

    Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail Downloads

     

    (Could be a different folder here if you chose such in Mail Prefs)

     

    Right click on that Mail folder, choose archive, you'll get everything in the folder, and the folder itself in a file called Mail.zip, move it to a safe place, same for the Mail Downloads folder... only the plist is separate.

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist

     

    For Address Book, quit AB...

     

    Files...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBook.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBook.abd.plist

     

    Folders...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/com.apple.AddressBook/