upgrade to Leopard - lost mailboxes

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

  1. sabauda macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    Sep 11, 2008
    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

    Jan 10, 2006
    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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