Restore os x applications - mail, safari bookmarks from TM

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LERsince1991, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I've had to do a fresh install and I'm re installing all my applications instead of a full system restore to get rid of unwanted stuff.

    I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to restore my mail app with all my accounts and mail set up and saved? - its very important i dont loose my emails as there not on the server they came from still.

    Also where are the safari bookmarks kept so I can restore them too please?

    Thanks a lot
    Luke.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    I don't know if you can restore the actual applications from TM, as they would be installed during the reinstallation process, but to get to your mail copy the following folder and file from the TM backup.

    Time Machine / Backups.Backupdb / backupname / Users / YOU / Library / Mail to Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library /
    and
    Time Machine / Backups.Backupdb / backupname / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences / com.apple.mail.plist to Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences /

    The same goes for Safari Bookmarks, go to
    Time Machine / Backups.Backupdb / backupname / Users / YOU / Library / Safari and copy the folder or Bookmarks.plist file to Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Safari
     
  3. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Shoot, how about contacts?
    from my address book
    please
    Luke.
     
  5. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ... and iCal please?!

    EDIT: DONE

    just need the address book contacts?
     
  6. techpr macrumors 6502

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    For Address Book do an Export... to Address Book Archive...
    You can import the file later.
     
  7. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    cant its from a time machine backup, I've already reinstalled OS X - cant export
     
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