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The 'On My Mac" folder disappeared so all subfolders are now always visible

8572 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2011 11:16 AM by BW Lee RSS
BW Lee Level 4 Level 4 (2,560 points)
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Jan 15, 2011 11:15 AM
This is a strange question.

I have a bunch of folders that I use for the various e-mails I want to keep. Previously, they were all under 'On My Mac' which had a click arrow. When I clicked the arrow down, all the folders appeared. Otherwise, they were all hidden and all you saw was the 'On My Mac' header.

For some reason the 'On My Mac' header has disappeared and the folders are all now visible at all times. Does anyone know how to bring the 'On My Mac' header back?
2.4 15" MPB, 2.2 15" MBP, 15 gb iPod 3G, iPod Shuffle, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Pascal Bouvier Level 4 Level 4 (2,880 points)
    try to create a new mailbox, can you select the location "on my mac" when creating it? if so create it, and when created, does it bring back the "on my mac" header?

    also, for duplicate headers, what works to get rid of them is to move headers up or down the header tree, so i would also try that with other headers to see if that makes the "on my mac" header reappear.

    if none of the above works, i would do other basics such as quit mail, shut down, then reboot, launch mail... and also trash/delete the com.apple.mail.plist file located in homefolder/library/mail - of course when you do that you will have to recreate your email accounts and settings.

    hope this helps
    MacBook Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Mac Pro Dual 2 GHz Power PC G5 10.5.1, iphone 8gb 1.1.2, ipod classic

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