upgrade to Leopard - lost mailboxes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sabauda, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. sabauda macrumors newbie

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    May 12, 2008
    #1
    I just upgraded (well the Mac store in Turin italy did it for me, I probably should have done it myself!). Everything great EXCEPT I lost all my smart mailboxes and regular mailboxes. I had a big file of mail called "archive" - when I go to create a new one, I get a message that a file named "archive" already exists, but I can't find it anywhere...

    help or ideas??
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    #2
    Look under /user(you)/Library/Mail if any mailboxes with the right size are there.
    If not, then they are mostly gone.

    Also look for the com.apple.mail.plist file under User/Library/Preferences.

    Look when it was created. Was it before the update?
     
  3. admwright macrumors regular

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    #3
    When I upgraded Mail it just had all of my folder but no content. A google search suggested deleting the "rules" file (sorry I do not remember where this is stored). I did this and Mail showed all of my items again. Could be the same for you.
     
  4. Horst Guest

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    Jan 10, 2006
    #4
    You can also drag mailboxes from your backup to this location and into the folder Mailboxes; they should then show up in Mail and you can get back the content by Mail Menu: Mailbox - Restore .
     

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