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Month: October 2011

Restoring KMail files and directories.

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 15:46:07 +0000
I have problems with my hardware, and am probably going to accept some
loss of data.  But I am particularly anxious not to loose all my KMail

In the dim and distant past, I used to be able to copy across a .mail
folder and bingo!  I had my emails.  Is there anything similar in KDE
3.5.10?  My guesses were all wrong!

FWIW, and in case it affects anyone else,  I tried to use my Lenny
/home, which is on a separate HDD, with TDE 3.5.12 or 3.5.11 (I have
wiped it, and now can't remember which it was).  KMail refused to
function.  So I reinstalled Lenny and 3.5.10, and KMail could not use
the directories because the indices had been altered.  KMail's offered
attempts to reset the indices (and maybe lose a bit) failed to work.
Obviously I ought not to have tried to go backwards, but there was not
much other choice at the time!!

So, alternatively, is there some way I could tidy up the "corrupted" copy?