"Hide" Mail Folder...

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by JoelBC, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. JoelBC macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    A strange problem...

    See the attached image in which you will note that the Trash folder has two subfolders; iCloud and On My Mac.

    The On My Mac subfolder appeared one day out of nowhere even though there was never anything in it [I am extremely careful and purposeful not to store any e-mail, etc.on my MBA]....I want to hide he subfolder -- because it is annoying to see as it is never used -- but I can't figure out how to do it.

    Worth noting is that I know that I can delete the sub folder but everything I read tells me not to do this.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. JoelBC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    Bump, any assistance would be greatly appreciated...

  3. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    Not quite that easy...
    iCloud is the folder the OP wants to keep, and hide the "On my Mac" folder.
  5. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    seriously...can't you just click the triangle next to trash, and get on with it?
    :cool: (and seriously, just a humble suggestion..) :)
  6. JoelBC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    Correct...and appreciated...

    Though I appreciate the suggestion I have 5+ e-mail accounts that I am accessing through Mail -- I limited the photo to the two shown -- so would very much like to get rid of the "On My Mac" folder because I generally leave the list expanded since there are so many folders and e-mails to manage.

    Hopefully someone will come through with the answer...
  7. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Well, can keep the trash collapsed, click on the Trash folder, then sort the view on Mailbox. Works for me and all my accounts (then again, I don't keep things around in trash, so, I don't have a lot of trash to sift through; one click process to dump all the trash via the top level trash folder is a godsend).

    Maybe make a smart mailbox folder, then create smart mailboxes for all the trash folders other than "On My Mac" and access trash through that?
  8. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Just to confirm... the only account you have on there is the iCloud account?

    What you did is at some point you made a new Mail folder and instead of putting in on iCloud you selected On my Mac in this box below. Then you dragged a mail message into that folder and later deleted it. When you did that, it created the On my Mac trash can. Move the messages you want to save to an iCloud folder then you can delete the folder you made On my Mac and you can also delete the On my Mac trash folder (right click and delete).

    I just tested this with a On my Mac folder and it works as I described and created a new On my Mac trash folder when I deleted a message from the On my Mac saved folder.

  9. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    My previous reply was sarcastic so sorry if others couldn't see that.

    The op needs to learn iCloud is a XMPP server (a modern version of IMAP) and the 'On My Mac" means it is saved on your Mac locally. That is why you the iCloud Trash, it is synced to the iCloud servers.

    When was the lat time any Mac user has emptied the iCloud email Trash Can?
  10. JoelBC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    Thanks...was aware that I could delete it but was concerned whether it would be recreated should there be a need which you have now confirmed...thanks again...

    I guess I am the atypical user then but on more serious note I have so many emails on a daily basis that I manage them extremely carefully and diligently and cant think of when I ever saved any e-mails On my Mac as I have things setup to keep all e-mails on the servers -- Exchange and iCloud -- other than those I opt to delete....

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