moving my mail folder

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wfriedwald, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. wfriedwald macrumors member

    wfriedwald

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    #1
    space is very tight on my startup drive ....

    and a lot of that space (more than 10%) is being taken up by my MAIL folder ...

    question: is there any way to move the mail archive to another hard drive? keep the app on the startup, but the mail content that it receives and sends on another (less crowded) drive?

    what steps would be involved in implementing that?

    thanks for any feedback!

    w
     
  2. Sko macrumors regular

    Sko

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    Germany
    #2
    You can do that using a symbolic link. Copy the Mail folder to another drive and delete it in its original location. Then in Terminal

    Code:
    ln -s /Volumes/<AnotherHardDrive>/Mail ~/Library/
     
  3. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

    wfriedwald

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    #3
    wow! that's almost too simple! going to give it a try.

    thanks very much!

    w
     
  4. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

    wfriedwald

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    #4
    well yes! that seems to have worked! thanks very much!
     

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