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    missing user: library folder
    I recently updated to 10.8.1, which in the process, i got rid of a user account and kept my admin account. I was able to use finder to locate old emails in the pathway



    Users/me/library/mail/v2



    Of course, when I searched manually for this folder, going to users/me/library...

    Nothing was there. The regular library is there near system, but no user's library was found. How are my emails saved in this purgatory where I can't seem to locate them.

    Any help at all please. Thank you for your time

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    Apple have hidden it. If you go to the Go menu at the top and alt click it you can reveal a link to the user library folder
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    Apple have hidden it. If you go to the Go menu at the top and alt click it you can reveal a link to the user library folder
    still having trouble :/ more specifically, i see a small change in the folder when i press alt( eyeball image becomes play button) but not sure whats supposed to happen or how to utilize alt.

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    To preface this, Here is the old user account that I deleted, and when I look at it, I have no permissions to it.


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    Your user library folder is still there. You just need to unhide it by using the terminal. Open your terminal application (Applications, Utilities, terminal.app) and type the following:

    chflags nohidden ~/Library/

    Then press enter. After pressing enter, type in "exit" press enter and shut the terminal application down. Your library folder will now be visible.

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    Thanks Chscag, that worked.

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