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[opensuse] in thunderbird, all my saved list mails not showing, but still in file
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 00:59:53 -0500
  • Message-id: <48BE27D9.4090001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

In thunderbird, I did something that made all my saved opensuse list messages disappear. I thought at first I had deleted them with a stray ctrl+shif+A followed by a shift+del, (accidentally done with 'caplocks' on) but apparently I didn't do that because all the messages are still in my "/home/david/.thunderbird/2k12pnl0.default/Mail/" file. Looking at the file in text it contains all the saved mails for approximately the past year, but only the messages for the last 2 days are visible from within thunderbird itself.

I have checked all the "view setting" so that isn't the problem. One thing that has changed is the ".../openSuSE.msf" file size. It has gone from several megabytes down to ~30k. I know this is where the problem lies, but this is where I am stuck. I have tried right-clicking the folder->properties->rebuild index, but that just rebuilds the index for the past couple of days. I have tried moving the file somewhere else and forcing a rebuild, but that doesn't work either. There must be something else I need to delete. I have a backup, but not with all the threads trimmed down, etc. I would like to find a fix so I don't have to wade through that again.

How do I tell tbird to reindex all the messages and give me the full folder back?? It seems like a simple reindex should do, but no dice. Anybody have any experience/suggestions on this one?

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
510 Ochiltree Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
Telephone: (936) 715-9333
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