Search Time machine backups? Recover a specific file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eyup, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. eyup macrumors regular

    eyup

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    #1
    Hi,

    I want to recover a sent message in Mail which has now been deleted.

    I know the email address it was sent to but can't remember exactly when I sent it.

    Does this mean I will have to manually search through the Sent folder in Time Machine to find it (which could take ages) - or is there a quicker way?
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    #2
    Can you launch Mail, then launch Time Machine, then search in Mail?
     
  3. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    #3
    When I've tried this (from what I remember) I'll recover the entire account, not just the single message you're looking for. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. eyup thread starter macrumors regular

    eyup

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    #4
    No you can't. :(
     

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