Missing Mail folders in Library/Mail

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

  1. foxcote90 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2016
    #1
    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,

    B
    --- 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

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    #2
    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
     

Share This Page