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Missing Mail Folders Mail folders "On My Mac" no longer visible after installing ML

#1 User is offline   berkana 

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:07 AM

After installing Mountain Lion, the mail folders I created to save messages "On My Mac" disappeared. I can see them in Library under V2, but I want/need them in my mail sidebar. Is there any way to return the old ones or do I just need to set up new ones and be content knowing I can still access the info in the old ones?
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:45 AM

View Postberkana, on 20 August 2012 - 05:07 AM, said:

After installing Mountain Lion, the mail folders I created to save messages "On My Mac" disappeared. I can see them in Library under V2, but I want/need them in my mail sidebar. Is there any way to return the old ones or do I just need to set up new ones and be content knowing I can still access the info in the old ones?


Try this:

- Quit Mail
- Make a backup of your entire Mail directory.
- Navigate to ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/
- Delete any file whose name starts with "Envelope Index."
- Open Mail

You should get a message that Mail needs to upgrade its database, and a progress bar as all your mail "imports."
When it's finished, with any luck, you should have back your missing mail.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

Thanks so much for responding. Unfortunately it didn't work. It updated the database, but those folders are not reappearing. Would really appreciate any other thoughts or ideas.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:02 AM

Are you positive the sidebar is expanded? If you hover your mouse over the word "On My Mac," a little option to "Hide" or "Show" the contents should appear to to right of the label.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:38 AM

Positive it's open. That was the first thing I did after installing ML and discovering the mailboxes were missing.
Thanks for continuing to "ponder" this.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

Hmm, you said you can see the mailbox in ~/Library/Mail/V2, so let's try reimporting the Mail manually:

- Select File > Import Mailboxes…
- Select Apple Mail, Continue.
- Navigate to the .mbox folder containing your missing mail (If your Library directory isn't visible in the open dialog, hit "Command-Shift-G" and enter "~/Library/Mail/V2")
- Hit "Choose."
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:00 AM

View PostTyphoon14, on 20 August 2012 - 07:45 AM, said:

View Postberkana, on 20 August 2012 - 05:07 AM, said:

After installing Mountain Lion, the mail folders I created to save messages "On My Mac" disappeared. I can see them in Library under V2, but I want/need them in my mail sidebar. Is there any way to return the old ones or do I just need to set up new ones and be content knowing I can still access the info in the old ones?


Try this:

- Quit Mail
- Make a backup of your entire Mail directory.
- Navigate to ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/
- Delete any file whose name starts with "Envelope Index."
- Open Mail

You should get a message that Mail needs to upgrade its database, and a progress bar as all your mail "imports."
When it's finished, with any luck, you should have back your missing mail.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

That worked for me. :D
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