Problem importing mail from Lion disk image into another installation

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by e2ka, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. e2ka macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2005
    A few months back my oldish Macbook Pro died, and I made an image of its hard disk. I have that image on my (still oldish) Mac Pro. Both of these systems have Lion installed. I want to import my archive email which I had on the laptop (now only on the disk image) in nicely organized folders by year, into Mail on the Mac Pro. I did the following on the Mac Pro:

    - Mounted the laptop disk image
    - Went to File -> Import Mailboxes
    - Selected "Import data from: Apple Mail"
    - Selected the /Volumes/$image/Users/$name/Library/Mail folder
    - Waited a long time

    The mail imported, but the problem is that the directory structure is exactly the same as it is on the disk image, which is a deeply nested folder structure with a bunch of hashes and numbers (see attached images). The structure I had previously set up is Archive/$year/$account . My question is: how can I import these emails from the backup and keep my intended directory structure?

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  2. e2ka thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2005

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