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Re: [suse-kde] Incomplete KMail Backup and v1.5.4
  • From: Jose Thadeu Cavalcante <thadeurj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 20:43:34 -0300
  • Message-id: <200403052043.34945.thadeurj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
The Mail directory has several hidden files and directories that need to be
copied to you backup correctly the mail data. I use k3b to backup my mails
into a cd, to do this I check the options "Add hidden files" and "Add system
files", then all files and directories are copied rightly.

On Wednesday 03 March 2004 00:47, Mike McCallister wrote:
> Hi folks!
> I did a bad thing, and I hope I don't have to pay too dearly. Before
> to SuSE 9.0, I tried to do the right thing and copied my Home/Mail directory
> to the Windows side of my box. I didn't backup any of the config files, but
> thought that would be OK. I can live with recreating filters, as long as my
> mail was intact.
> During the install, YaST asked me if I wanted to get the latest updates, and
> kindly updated several KDE packages, including KDEPIM. Once loaded, I ran
> KMail to create a new Home/Mail directory (as I've done before in these
> situations), then copied the contents of the other Mail dir back into the
> setup.
> Now for the good part: instead of KMail grunting a bit and then displaying
> old folders intact and ready to go, I got nothing! Opening the Mail dir in
> Konqueror showed my old friends in their accustomed hidden index folders and
> files, but KMail's default folders (Inbox, outbox, sent-mail, etc.) were no
> longer hidden. A look in this list's archives pointed me to the kmailrc
> where now each recognized mail folder has a section (This may have been true
> before, but I'm skeptical).
> Is there anything I can do to restore these old mail-dirs, and begin to
> reconstruct my filters? Just un-hiding them didn't work.
> TIA,
> Mike McCallister

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