Deleting folders a second time



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: trinkaus, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
When deleting a folder and another folder with the same name was deleted 
before, thunderbird asks to change the name of the folder because it already 
exists. This is correct but nonsense and you cant change a name while deleting.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Outlook Express seems to have better approach for this case - silently adding a
sequential number with parenthesis. For example, second 'test' folder going into
trash becomes 'test(1)'. However, thunderbird lacks of such a special handling
when it moves deleted folder into trash. 

FYI, here is the relevant code for local mail folder.

(in mailnews/local/src/nsLocalMailFolder.cpp)
NS_IMETHODIMP nsMsgLocalMailFolder::DeleteSubFolders(
  nsISupportsArray *folders, nsIMsgWindow *msgWindow)
  nsCOMPtr<nsIMsgFolder> trashFolder;
  rv = GetTrashFolder(getter_AddRefs(trashFolder));
  if (NS_SUCCEEDED(rv))
    if (folder)
      trashFolder->CopyFolder(folder, PR_TRUE, msgWindow, nsnull);
  return rv;
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