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    Renaming a Mailbox deleted all of its subfolders

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    Renaming a Mailbox deleted all of its subfolders
    Hi there,
    Am new here so please excuse any dumb
    Am feeling a cold chill up my spine, I really hope someone can help?!
    I was renaming my mailbox folders in 'Mail'.
    I successfully renamed about ten of them without any problems.
    Then I tried to rename one mailbox called 'Uni' into 'uni' (lower case).
    I then got a warning dialog telling me that ''The mailbox folder 'Uni' has not been renamed properly''. I clicked 'OK'.
    I saw that there were now 2 mailbox folders, one named 'Uni' (upper case) which had been greyed out 'phantom-like', and one named 'uni' (lower case) which was still in the normal blue.
    When I clicked on the phantom 'Uni' mailbox I saw that it was completely empty. So I deleted it, thinking that since it was empty, this was not an issue.
    However, I was then mortified to see that that in the 'uni' folder (lower case) all of its subfolders, (there used to be 3 of them) which had contained hundreds of very important emails, did not exist any more!
    When I tried to back up and 'undo' the rename, there was no undo option.
    Does anyone out there know what I can do to get my subfolder emails back? I have searched for them on my entire system but they are nowhere to be seen (((
    Any help would be a most appreciated

    Yours (in a cold sweat!)

    Adrian

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    Renaming a Mailbox deleted all of its subfolders
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    I believe that if you had left the lower case "uni" folder where it was and renamed it back, it would have still been there, but since you've done something that a lot of people would do, I'd read up on this article, which may give you a solution.

    Regards

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    Renaming a Mailbox deleted all of its subfolders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sur3Mac View Post
    I believe that if you had left the lower case "uni" folder where it was and renamed it back, it would have still been there, but since you've done something that a lot of people would do, I'd read up on this article, which may give you a solution.

    Regards
    Hi Sur3Mac

    Thanks a lot for this reply, for some reason I don't think I saw it at the time - in fact you were 100% correct, that was the issue - the lower case v upper case thing.

    Sorry I never saw your post. I posted the issue in several forums and lost track of this one, excuse me for not responding sooner

    Adrian

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