Lost folders in mail


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Hi,

I kept a long list of private folders in Mail. Last night I received an upate notification via System Preferences and after the update closed down. (One update was a security update for Safari but cannot remember the other.)

On checking Mail today, all those private folders have disappeared. I have Lacie backup but having tried to recover any Mail backups there do not appear to be any and the displays are the same as today.

It looks like I have lost all information in the private folders but hope that they are hiding somewhere and someone here can help me to find them. Thank you.

iMac (Retina 4k 21.5-inch 2017) Processor 3GHz Intel Core i5 Mojave
 
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Hello oldscribe,

Thank you so much for your help. I have searched and searched the HD folders but cannot even find Mail in the library folder or any sign of a V4 folder anywhere.

However, I am somewhat embarrassed in that I did not keep it simple and do the obvious. Next to the 'On My Mac' notice in the Mail side folder column is a circle with a cross and to the right of that a 'Show' or 'Hide' instruction. All I had to do was press 'Show' and all the 'missing' folders reappeared.

Great relief since those folders include all of my receipts and order emails!

Thank you again and I will try to think through the simpler route from now on.
 
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Hi,

That is good news, and for reference your library folder is now hidden. To see it hover the mouse over the go menu then hold the alt key down;)
 

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