Resolved Get Mail files from Mountain Lion Time Machine backup in Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Slrunna, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Slrunna, Dec 10, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013

    Slrunna macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2013
    So I have upgraded my MBP to Mavericks and got the system to how I like etc. it has since backed up using Time Machine onto an External HD. Now it slipped my mind that I would like my E-mails on my new system from Mountain Lion.:eek:

    EDIT: I did have a Cloned version of ML but upon everything being okay I removed it from another External HD. Stupid I know.

    I thought that a simple Enter Time Machine and then restore the select files that I need to make this happen would work, but upon entering time machine I cannot get into my ML backups on Mavericks.

    Is there any way that I can get to my Mail files???

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Broph macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    I would like to know this too.

    Would love to do a fresh install, but ain't no way I'm downloading all my emails again.
  3. Slrunna thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2013
    Sorted it after a long trawl through the internet. For any one else with a similar problem...

    Thanks to this post by Alberto Ravasio here

    ''Last but not least, navigate the TM disk within the Finder, (do not enter TM). When you are on the date you are looking for, navigate the directory structure until you reach the Users folder. Open Terminal and type


    and a space, drag and drop your user name folder inside the Terminal window. That completes the cd command for you. Hit return. You are now into your user folder inside the TM disk. Type

    cd Library open .

    please note the dot after open. Last command opens a Finder window of the Library folder inside TM disk. Now you are ready to get what you need.''

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