View Full Version : Recover deleted account in Mail?

03-24-2008, 03:21 AM
I recently deleted an account in Mail -- and too late discovered that my "Sent messages" folder for that account also got deleted. Yes, I know the Apple site says this "cannot be undone". And indeed I cannot find the folder I want anywhere (using "find" in terminal)

Does anyone know a way of finding the information somehow?

Many thanks

03-24-2008, 08:56 AM
Use standard undelete programs like Datarescue, techtools or Boomerang. However, like any other deleted file, the chances of recovery decrease every minute the computer is on as temporary files are constantly being written to the first available block of space. If you are using the same machine, turn it off now. Not after you google for Datarescue, now.

03-24-2008, 08:58 AM
try a third parties software to reclaim the files. file salvage (http://www.subrosasoft.com/OSXSoftware/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=1) claims to be able to so.