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MAJOR problem with Mozilla Thunderbird!! HELP PLEASE!

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  • #16
    Originally posted by derfy View Post
    Whoa, how much space do you have?
    Unlimited when it comes to emails .


    • #17
      Most web hosting companies especially on shared give you WAY more space then you can ever use, you are more likely to run outta CPU before u run out of space.


      • #18
        Originally posted by SSSlippy View Post
        Most web hosting companies especially on shared give you WAY more space then you can ever use, you are more likely to run outta CPU before u run out of space.
        And lucky for me I am a web host I only have the server's specification as my limit


        • #19
          Originally posted by Alex Apple View Post
          IIRC, it's to do with the prefs.js file getting corrupted. I've had this happen a couple of times - your mail is still there, but as the prefs.js file is corrupted Thunderbird can't see them.

          What I had to do in the end, after faffing about with profiles for most of a day and getting nowhere, was find a converter (IMAPSize was what I used) to convert the Thunderbird .mbox (I think) files into Outlook compatible .eml files, and import those into OE. Then, do a fresh install of Thunderbird (I'd suggest moving your existing files away somewhere as a backup before deleting them in the original folder) and reimport the mail. You'll have to set up your rules and accounts again.

          As soon as you've done that, might I recommend MozBackUp? If this happens again (and it may well - I've been struck three times now in two years) you've got a one click fix once you've backed up all your settings via that handy little util.
          Okay I've downloaded and installed 'IMAPSize', and am trying to convert the files as you've said.

          Thing is, I can't see ANY '.mbox' files in the Thunderbird folder or any of its sub-folders. Where should they be?

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          • #20
            Your mail files are inside your profile (see the Profile Folder), in the Mail and (if you use IMAP) ImapMail folders. Each mail folder (Inbox, Sent, etc.) is stored as two files — one with no extension (e.g. INBOX), which is the mail file itself (in "mbox" format), and one with an .msf extension (e.g. INBOX.msf), which is the index (Mail Summary File) to the mail file. Tell the other program to import mail from the file with no extension.
            Knowing where your profile folder is stored can be useful if, for example, you want to make a backup of your personal data.
            • On Windows Vista/XP/2000, the path is usually %AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\, where xxxxxxxx is a random string of 8 characters. Just browse to C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\ on Windows XP/2000 or C:\users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\ on Windows Vista, and the rest should be obvious.
            • On Windows 95/98/Me, the path is usually C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\
            • On Linux, the path is usually ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/
            • On Mac OS X, the path is usually ~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default/
            %AppData% is a shorthand for the Application Data path on Windows 2000/XP/Vista. To use it, click Start > Run... (use the search box on Vista), enter %AppData% and press Enter. You will be taken to the "real" folder, which is normally C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data on Windows XP/2000, C:\users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming on Windows Vista.
            From the Mozilla Knowledge base. Good luck! Remember to manually backup your profile folders and then manually delete them before reinstalling Thunderbird for the import from OE.


            • #21
              sorry - double post.
              Last edited by Alex Apple; Thu 21 Jun '07, 10:18pm.


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