clean install+mail migration

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by karine, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. karine macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2013
    Sorry if this was already discussed.

    Before, I had Snow Leopard on my HDD.
    Now I have just installed Mavericks on a usb flash drive, so it does not have enough space to copy all the applications via Migration Assistant. However, I have many mailboxes (around 30) in my old Mail, and I want to copy them to Mavericks. Which way is optimal? I tried to copy folders "Mail" and "Mail Attachments" and .plst file, but it did not work: new Mail asks me to setup my mail account and quits when I refuse.
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    It is normal that you have to setup your account.

    Just do it, then use : File / Import Mailboxes, "Apple Mail", Continue, browse to :

    Snow Leopard HD / Users / yourusername / Library / Mail

    In this folder you will find a Mailboxes folder and some other showing your mail account name(s).

    Click "Choose" to import.

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