Help! Disappearing (sub) Mailboxes on Rename of Parent Mailbox

Discussion in 'macOS' started by seadrake, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. seadrake macrumors newbie

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    I created a number of 'sub' mailboxes under an existing blue mailbox, loaded with essential mails.

    I attempted to rename the parent blue mailbox using the same name but all capped.

    I (too) quickly hit the enter (confirm) key, missed a clearly essential message of some kind, and got 2 folders/mailboxes, same name 1 all-capped and 1 mixed-case. Selected and looked at each one in turn, the new all-capped mailbox appeared to have all the mails and sub-folders/mailboxes in place. I went to delete the mixed-case (original) mailbox, confirmed and now I have LOST somehow all the sub-folders/mailboxes and their contents that WERE showing under the all-capped mailbox title (which still has messages just no sub folder/mailboxes).

    I have tried rebuild on every folder, I have turned off the Empty-Trashes options on all mailboxes under Preferences (CYA) and have searched for some time now, on the disk (under Library) for the missing folders by the 1 remembered folder name, and on the web, Mac/Apple Support and wider...no joy on mailbox/folder undelete/recovery etc.

    It must be said that I am a relative Mac newbie, though many years' experience in the Windows world. Operating under OS X 10.4 -- and begging for help in locating the invisible folders.

    Thanks for any and all assistance.

    Jude
     
  2. seadrake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there no one who can help me? This is very important email to me and I really really need to get the mail folders back. :eek:

    Am I in the wrong forum? :confused:

    Jude
     

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