7 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2013 9:13 AM by sanjampet
  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (7,745 points)



    You posted in the Lion 10.7 forum, your profile says 10.5.4, what OS are you running?

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (7,745 points)

    If you are running Lion from the finder Go>go to folder, type or paste the following ~/Library/Mail/V2/Mailboxes


    Click thru the mail boxes and subsequent folders till you get to the messages folder (there can be multiple sub folders for each of the mailboxes) the message folder will will contain the .elmx look for the 627043.elmx.


    It would be a little different for the older OS


    Hope this helps

  • Chris@PSU Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I really appreciate your trying to help.  Thats what I was going to do but I have many different mail folders...each year I would start a new one so no one would get too big and then others for projects and it is just not a practical.   This is what computers should be very good at doing, right - searching and sorting.   I have a search engine ....why are these folders off limits to it? and how can I put them in reach of a search engine.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (7,745 points)

    I'm not sure, Apple has been rearranging the furniture in the new OS's, there mifght be a terminal command for this, but I am not the person.


    Maybe a someone can jump in here and provide that info.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,545 points)

    First, note that you should not just go delete that file in the Finder, or allow your anti-virus software to do so. That will corrupt Mail's index for that mailbox, and could also result in re-downloading the message from the server, if it's still present on your e-mail account's mail server. If you have an infected attachment in an e-mail message, you need to delete that message within Mail. (Note that there is no danger in viewing that e-mail message in Mail, so long as you don't click on links it contains and don't try to open any attachments.)


    If your anti-virus program won't tell you where that file is, you will find it somewhere inside the ~/Library/Mail/V2/ folder. (It may or may not be inside the Mailboxes folder found there.) Spotlight may not be able to find it, but you could search inside that folder using something like Find Any File. Once you find it, double-click the file to open the message in Mail (which is perfectly safe), then delete it from there.


    Second, note that "Trojan.Gen.2" is a very generic malware definition, and not a Mac definition. It may very well represent a false positive (what anti-virus software are you using?), but if not, it's still not Mac malware. It is very common for Mac users to receive Windows malware attached to junk e-mail.

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,490 points)

    Spotlight & Finder search do struggle, it seems - I'd second Find any File


    adding the 'filename' criteria gets Finder to locate it


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  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (7,745 points)



    I can do this in SL when I input the info in the field it immediatly gives results. In Lion it does nothing, what am I missing?