All mail sub folders gone post Sierra installation

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by josh bear, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. josh bear macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I would really appreciate any help. I keep all my emails in various subfolders on my MacBook 2015. These appear as folders in mail "On my Mac" Since the sierra upgrade they have all gone. I have tried disable and enable the mail accounts from the preferences menu but this has not brought them back.

    Can anyone help. I really need those folders back,

    thanks

    Josh
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    #2
    "I really need those folders back"

    Re-import them from your cloned backup?
     
  3. josh bear thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks but could not find them on time machine as an individual folder so instead have done a full system restore of the backup done 30 mins before the sierra upgrade. I have now exported them to an external drive and will now reinstall sierra and then the folders.

    Shouldn't be like this though.

    Josh
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Good. But let us know if the same thing happens on the new update to Sierra.
     
  5. josh bear thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Yes it did but this time I just reimported the folders that I had exported to the external drive. Crazy you should have to do this.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a bug. Maybe someone else here can confirm.
     
  7. m4v3r1ck, Oct 2, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2016

    m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    EDIT: resolved this by rebuilding Mail!

    Using mail in my test driver macOS Sierra, bricked all the rules for mail, so now all mail is 'catched all' in the main folder. Very frustrating.

    Cheers
     

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