Backing-up email folder

Ingrid - Mar 9, 2015 at 05:32 AM
 Blocked Profile - Mar 9, 2015 at 07:06 AM

I wanted to follow this link to back-up my email folder:
For this I had to find this folder on my Mac: Drive/Users/username/ Library/Mail

However, I can't locate this folder. In fact, I don't see a library under my user name.

Can anyone help?


1 reply

Blocked Profile
Mar 9, 2015 at 06:58 AM
Hi there,

can you please follow these instructions to show system folders:
  • Open Terminal found in Finder > Applications > Utilities.
  • In Terminal, paste the following: defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES.
  • Press return.
  • Hold 'alt' on your keyboard, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch.

Thanks for your reply!
Can you explain to me what I'm doing when I follow your instructions?
Blocked Profile > Ingrid
Mar 9, 2015 at 07:06 AM
Go to spotlight (the search feature)

type terminal and open the application

paste in the command defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES

Press Enter

then hold "alt".. as mentioned in above instructions.