How do I restore a single Draft email from Time Capsule?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I accidentally deleted a draft email from both the draft folder AND the trash. I have everything backed up via Time Capsule, but don't know exactly how to recover a specific email. I don't think the email even had a name (meaning no subject).

    Thanks.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Open you email program and the then the Draft email box, then startup time Machine and go back in time to see then file you deleted and restore that file.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Is That Really Possible

    Interesting, I was not aware that you could be selective about TM backups?
     
  4. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Excellent, thank you!
     
  5. Wayne Crouch macrumors newbie

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    Can't Find Restored Msg

    I have done the procedure as described above. Time Machine returns me to my Mail window, and a small window briefly opens saying something like "message is being restored". But, then I cannot find the restored msg.
     
  6. Cdino macrumors newbie

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    Me too. Anyone help with this? I'm trying to restore my Drafts from Mail program. I can see the drafts I want in Time Machine and it says it is recovering the information but it doesn't show up in my current Draft folder. Help!?
     
  7. Wayne Crouch macrumors newbie

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    When I do what you describe I find the recovered msg in a Time Machine folder near the bottom of my list of folders.
     

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