Retrieve email from backup?

How do you retrieve an individual email from an emClient backup, short of doing a complete restore of the backup?

There is a way to retrieve selected data from the backup:

  1. Disconnect the computer from the Internet. This is important!

  2. Go to Menu > Settings > General > Backup. Disable Periodic Backup if it is selected and click on OK.

  3. Make a backup using Menu > Backup, so we can come back to the current database later.

  4. Restore the old backup that has the data you want to retrieve.

  5. For a single email, just right-click in the message body and choose Save As, which will create an eml file on your disk for that message.

  6. Restore the backup made in step 3.

  7. Reconnect to the Internet.

  8. Drag the eml file from Explorer back into the folder in eM Client.


Thank you for these instructions…