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    Transferring Apple Mail
    Hey guys. My copy of snow leopard just came. And i have a new HD that i wanna do a clean install of SL on. since im doing a clean install, i gotta manually re-install everything i got on my mac currently, including copying files to a external HD and den pasting it back on my new SL-installed-HD.

    however, there are some stuff that arent as easy as copy and paste. mainly iTunes, Apple Mail and PhotoBooth/iPhoto).

    ive searched the web about iTunes, and i guess the correct way is just to copy the entire iTunes folder in 'Music' and paste it back. (correct me if the above method is wrong)

    but for apple mail, im stuck. i have 2 email accounts set up in my apple mail, with a few 'personal folders' added to sort my mails. one is a hotmail account, the other is my school account. as well as like 10-20 RSS feeds (school). how do i move everything over? i dont wanna lose all my mails.

    same goes for iPhoto/Photobooth

    thanks in advance

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    In Finder:

    YOUR USER NAME > LIBRARY > MAIL

    Move that folder over (or back it up) to the new install and all you Mail will be fine.


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    do i need to move the 'com.apple.mail.plist' in the preferences folder too?

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    You can, but it's not necessary.


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    alright. thanks!

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