What do you know about Thunderbird?
There maybe another file that has been corrupted.
perhaps the screen sharing - but want to make sure you have the right background
hate opening up my machine is there something you ask me to try first, have a MS in MIS though am a dinosaur
Are you still there?
had a power spike that broke the link between the application and the application data.
Opened a new version of thunderbird and got a new profile name of 6chars.default copied the old data of some 16.5gig into that location and renamed the profile with the new profile name. reopened thundferbird ... this is same method I have used when migrating computers... However this time I am not seeing my email
Think there is another file that got corrupted.
power spike occurred while downloading email - have copied over it a couple of times - no joy.
The one I described was one of the methods
Have not tried any of the other options
file is copying takes several mins is 16.5 gig copy says 5-6 mins left
Looks like is the same thing though
still copying had a back jump in time - now showing 10-12 mins - now have about three or 4 versions of the file
well yes but am paranoid
well if you think you can do the fix remotely ......
And no one has picked up
Had to get new email working so set up thunderbird but would like to bring my history into the program.
Last guy just went through the stuff on the web - not sure why I should be paying an extra $20.... My initial query described that I did the restore available on the web myself Not happy with their help
I had already done everything in the list - so can you help it seems there is a configuration issue in the file that is getting crosslinked and not picked up. Am guessing that the data at 16.5gig is still there. So can you help under the previous agreed amount?
What would you do?
Believe after the spike thunderbird may have set new configuration file without deleting the previous messages and it won't change out when you do the copy rename.
The data is there in the data structures but they have a relatively cmplex database that needs to be rematched.
As mentioned created a new working profile that links to the proper email accounts. Tried the rename process again - no joy.
What I think needs to happen is the database of thunderbird needs to be opened manually and new data files added-copied pasted/imported into it and then reindexed.
not sure but think thunderbird uses something called sqllite?
no will try - will move the file with the data in and use that one
thx will give that a try
No joy - has the same aborted headers of email areas - was worried that it isn't picking up the correct headers ... this said in the bowls of the mail subdirectory down a bit are the correct names.
The application is't picking them up properly and hooking it all together
Will try but suspect won't work.
When I copy in the data file it shows a data structure or data views inconsistent with the data....
There is a file called mailviews.dat and another virtualfolders.dat that I suspect hold the description of what was there ---- the email lists of two accounts and the trash, the lists of auto sort to my dogs mailing list records (emails come to one of the accounts and are auto filtered to this file) the periodic breakup (annually) of the main mail into annual files, the sent files etc that shows up incorrectly.
Am not sure how deleting the msf files will do so, but will try.
Tried it and as suspected the incorrect view of the data files appeared again. As a note there were something like 28 msf files in the parent level of the xxxxxx.default mail database. They did show the names of the file folders I am looking for - mail account1.msf mailaccount2.msf mailaccount12014.msf dogs.msf etc. However when opening thunderbird it showed only one mail account like when I just copy the entire file in and rename with the name of the file autogenerated during install, or the name created by thunderbird profile manager.
What I think needs to happen is something needs to go through the xxxxxx.default directory and find all the msf files or the datafiles associated with the msf files and recreate the datastructure of what was there and then recreate the dataviews when thunderbird starts -- what I am just guessing is contained in the mailviews.dat file or the virtualfolders.dat file.
Have deleted the oldbackup and am copying another backup into that location.
Any further ideas?