How can I restore mail.app folders

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  1. VelvetElegance macrumors regular

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    I recently had a HD failure and I am trying to restore using an online backup service. I backed up my entire Mail folder, so now I need to know what to do with the files that I have restored. Right now they are sitting on my desktop, but my guess is, I need to put them somewhere but I'm not sure where. can someone help me out??

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    So do I copy and paste all those files to that directory? What do I do with the existing files in that directory?
     
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    Assuming you haven't done anything with mail since you reinstalled. dele the contents of that folder and replace it with your backed up version.
     
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    Is there a way I can save that old mail folder in case something goes wrong when I try to restore?
     
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    Ok I just dragged that folder to the desktop, then I went to the finder window that I have my backup in. So I copied the contents of my backed up folder to my mail folder. Now what do I do?
     
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    It just went from bad to worse.. When I opened the mail.app, the entire thing was empty. All the folders everything. I have to be doing something wrong, but I am not sure what it is. There should be a lot more there..
     

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