How to get Apple Mail to work after HD change?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by majordude, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    I just upgraded my HD from a 100GB to a 200GB :D and formated the drive and installed a fresh OSX.

    I saved my library folder and copied my old "Mail" folder to my new library folder.

    When I started up Mail, it wanted me to set up an email account. I don't want it to do that. I want it to see the 5 old accounts I had in there from my old HD.

    Any way to do this? :confused:
     
  2. 61132 Guest

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    You probably have to find mail's .plist file (preference file) from your backup. I believe it is in User-Library-Preferences (or something like that.) Close mail, replace the plist file with your backed up one, and restart mail. That should work.
     
  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    BINGO! :D

    Thank you!

    (FYI, the file is named: com.apple.mail.plist.)
     

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