Unable to find mail/browser settings/prefs to re-install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bpmhawaii, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. bpmhawaii macrumors newbie


    Jul 5, 2004
    Hey all,

    Problem--OS X Lion.

    What I had to do was re-install SL. Got that to finally work after a week of trying to deal with the BSOD when upgraded to Lion.

    Now I'm trying to get my mail/safari info transferred over back to SL from time machine files.

    Problem (yes I'm an idiot have have hit my head against my wall too much for this)--I backed up using time machine in Lion, however, when I tried to find my prefs files in the time machine drive to put back into SL I can't find anything under "mail".

    So at this time I've lost all my previous e-mails up to 8/16 (when I used time machine for back up in Lion which is also the first time I had used time machine).

    I've had to re-build all my e-mail accounts and such and I don't know where my e-mail info/messages/prefs have disappeared to.

    Any suggestions other than me shooting myself in the foot more? :p

    I thought no matter what the OS I'd still have the files to rebuild my mail/browser info but apparently Lion doesn't do that unless its hidden and I can't figure out how to get it to be visible.

    Thanks for your help!!
  2. DewGuy1999, Aug 23, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011

    DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Did you look in your user folder/Library/Mail?
    Did you look in your user folder/Library/Safari?

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