View Full Version : Lost e-mail folders - retrievable?

08-19-2009, 10:26 AM
I back up faithfully to SD from my iMac (lLeopard OS).

Somehow, I've lost several folders form my "mail" inbox - I've tried Time Machine but can't locate them. I'm afraid I did a SD backup BEFORE I discovered that missing folders. (they were there up to about the first week of August - now they're gone & I've done probably 2 backups).

I think since a SD backup backs up over previous backups, that means that they will no longer be on a previous (lets says August 7th or so backup?) right? They've been written over....

Hoping I'm wrong about this? If I'm not (wishful) how can I retrieve info from a previous backup (several weeks ago) and restore it???


08-19-2009, 10:28 AM
If you've done subsequent backups, Tuni, those backups reflect the state of the files at the time the backup was done. TM is what would "restore" those folders if it's been a while and you need to roll back a lot of time... that's what it's designed to do.