Mail messages, stored where?

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  1. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, here's the story: I cloned my PB's hard drive to an external hd, and did a clean install of tiger. Now, I need my emails back. Where do I find them in my cloned drive?
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Mail stores most of its data (including mail) in ~/Library/Mail, where ~ is your home folder.
     
  3. jknight8907 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ut oh. I don't have a 'mail' folder.......i take it this isn't good?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You click on the face in your Dock and then go into Library and there's no Mail? Not even a Mail Downloads? :(
     
  5. jknight8907 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I've got it there. It's just not present on my cloned backup HD.

    BTW, where are Safari favorties stored?
     
  6. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Make sure you're looking in the right Library folder (there are several). On your cloned disk, are you looking in /Users/[username]/Library/ or /Library/ (you want to be looking the the former)?

    Safari bookmarks are stored in ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist.
     
  7. jknight8907 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Whew. I was looking at the wrong one.

    thanks!
     
  8. andyfroiland macrumors newbie

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    re installing my mail account and info

    I just reinitialized my mac and reinstalled my system, I saved my mail folder out of my library and when I drag it back into my new library folder the mail program does not recognized it and wants to start as if I am a first time user.. any help from the mac gurus whould be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!
     

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