Missing Mail folders in Library/Mail

Discussion in 'macOS' started by foxcote90, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. foxcote90 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi guys,

    I'm really hoping someone can help me as Google is not being particularly fruitful. I've FINALLY got round to upgrading from a super old and slow 2010 Macbook Pro to the brand new one. I honestly didn't realise how slow it was...

    Anyway I've now got the problem of moving everything over - mainly a ridiculously large amount of emails and email folders. I've done everything by copying the Library/Mail/V2 folder on my old mac and the plist file and put them on the new mac. No problems there.

    However when I opened Mail on the new mac I saw that only 2 folders had been copied over. Under closer inspection I've found that these are the only 2 folders (of about 30) that are in the original V2 folder. None of the others are in there, though they definitely exist on the original Mail app when I open it.

    Does any one have any idea how I can get all those missing Mail folders into the original Library/Mail/V2 folder so I can copy them over to the new mac?

    Many thanks in advance,

    --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2016 ---
    A friend helped me fix this. A manual import did the trick - not quite everything perfect but it's 99% right :)
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    From El Capitan on, mail is stored in a V3 folder, probably because of a change in mail format.

    I think you need to import the mailboxes from the V2 folder into Mail using Mail > File > Import

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