all mail stored in "Local Folders" lost

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

MailNews Core
Database
RESOLVED INVALID
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jimmy Lam, Assigned: Bienvenu)

Tracking

({dataloss})

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000
dataloss

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

The local folders directory changed to "D:\MAILBOX", I created some folder under
"Local Folders" and then store some mail into such folder.  When I start Mozilla
next time, all mail and folders I create have been lost.  Then I go to check the
directory "D:\MAILBOX", everything lost and only remain some default file
generated by "Mozilla Mail".  

I try other test now.  I recreate some folder and store some mail in it.  Then I
 make a backup of "D:\MAILBOX".  After I restart Mozilla Mail, everything lost
again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.change "Local Directory" of "Local Folders" to "D:\MAILBOX"
2.create some folders under "Local Directory".
3.move some mail into such folders.
4.close Mail. 
5.start Mail next time, all created folders and mail under "Local Directory" lost.
6.the Mail seems slow and displaying "Opening Folder".

Actual Results:  
all mail and created folders under "Local Folders" lost

Updated

15 years ago
Keywords: dataloss
(Assignee)

Comment 1

15 years ago
I don't know what's going on here. Are you creating these folders and moving
these messages with Mozilla, or outside of Mozilla?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
See "Known Issues" section in release note of Mozilla(any release).
http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.4/known-issues.html#mail
> Messenger (Mail and News)
>  General Mail and News Issues
>   In the Mail/News Account Settings: Server Settings dialog box,
>   any changes you make to local directory settings won't take effect
>   until you exit and restart Mozilla ( Bug 2654 )

Folders were probably created in old mail directry.

Comment 3

15 years ago
Folders are probably created in old mail directry.
Severity: critical → normal
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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