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    Using Apple Mail on Mojave on MacBook Air. Just opened Apple Mail and discovered my "Save" folder is completely gone with all 50+ important emails that were in it. Checked on my iPad, hoping it would be there, but no luck. Tried restarting computer, hoping this was a glitch, but it's truly gone. I do back up my MBA, but I don't think Time Machine saves emails. Is there any hope?

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    It depends, was the "Save" folder on your Mac, or on the email server? I always create folders on the server, never on my Mac.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Yup, on my Mac

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    Then I would think Time Machine should be able to recover that folder, since it is on your Mac. Open Mail, then enter Time Machine.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Thank you Bob

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    Launch mail and then go into the Time Machine interface just as you would to recover any other file. When I tried it and clicked on one of my email accounts it gave me the option to recover email for that account. I don't hav much stuff in folders so I can't guarantee it will work but I think it will -- assuming of course that Time Machine has made a backup since you created the folder.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Launch mail and then go into the Time Machine interface just as you would to recover any other file. When I tried it and clicked on one of my email accounts it gave me the option to recover email for that account. I don't hav much stuff in folders so I can't guarantee it will work but I think it will -- assuming of course that Time Machine has made a backup since you created the folder.
    WooHoo - that worked! Thank you!

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    Great! Love a success story. Hope you handed out some rep points.
    Don't be an April Fool: WORLD BACKUP DAY MARCH 31st

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbowcat View Post
    WooHoo - that worked! Thank you!
    You're welcome.

    Forget rep points and overly large cowboy hats these days I'm working for TP and hand sanitizer.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
    Kevin Durant

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    Don't be an April Fool: WORLD BACKUP DAY MARCH 31st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    You're welcome.

    Forget rep points and overly large cowboy hats these days I'm working for TP and hand sanitizer.
    Wish I had some! You folks are the best - gave you a big shout out on Twitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Great! Love a success story. Hope you handed out some rep points.
    Tried, but was told to spread it around before awarding more. But y'all know how much I appreciate you.

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    rainbowcat, I took care of Sly for you.
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    Thanks guys.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
    Kevin Durant

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