Needing to reindex mail - eating up tons of disk space

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by crusawaky, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. crusawaky macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    Dear all,

    Please help me.
    My macbook air had only 24KB available disk space, thats when my mail client crashed. I was advised to remove anything starts with envelop so that mail would reindex when I start mail again. (

    Turns out that mails are being re-imported. The most I could do is free up 16GB to do the reindex. But, it appears that larger disk space is needed so I had to "cancel" mail import a few times. Examining mail folder with Disk Inventory X, last time it was 30GB, then 45GB, now becoming 50GB. I assume that my mails are being duplicated. Can you please advice me what to do to free up duplicated mails? It has been very challenging freeing from 24KB to 16GB and I do not see a realistic way to free up 50Gb+ to re-import all duplicated mails.

    Thank you for the help!
  2. crusawaky thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    How to deal with Mail V2

    Can I remove one of the mailbox files away from Lirabry/Mail/V2 to do the reindex first, then put it back in for reindexing? Would it "import" only the ones not yet indexed? :eek:

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