Backing-up email folder [Solved/Closed]

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kieferschild
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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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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.

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