Backing-up email folder

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

I wanted to follow this link to back-up my email folder: https://ccm.net/faq/11317-how-to-back-up-your-mac-os-mail-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?

Thanks!


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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 com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES.
  • Press return.
  • Hold 'alt' on your keyboard, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch.

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Thanks for your reply!
Can you explain to me what I'm doing when I follow your instructions?
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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 com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Press Enter

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