Suddenly no viewable messages are in Sent Folder

RESOLVED INVALID

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Thunderbird
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RESOLVED INVALID
12 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: Chuck Derby, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3

In the past few days I've been sending a consideralbe number of messages with very large attachments. Yesterday I was looking for a message I had sent and there are no viewable messages in the Sent Folder. In Windows Explore I found the Sent.msf and Sent.sbd files; the Sent.sbd is huge (1,119,938). I'm assuming that Thunderbird can't read that large a superbase data file? So created a new Sent folder; made a subfolder, moved the two former Sent files to that folder. The new Sent folder is viewable; contains viewable messages that are properly saved as I send a message. But the old folder, as a sub-folder of Sent and now renamed "Sent Saved" still does not contain any viewable messages. How do I go about retreiving those messages that I've sent in the past???

Reproducible: Didn't try




I thought I had seen an extension to repair folders, but I couldn't find one.
Is there a size limit to the SBD file associated with folders?
Am I correct in assuming SBD is a Superbase Data File?
Is there a utility to repair or manipulate these SBD files/folders?

Comment 1

12 years ago
Thunderbird should be able to handle files at least 2GiB files (or was that 4GiB nowadays), so you should be safe.

Have you made sure the folder view is set to display all messages (now just unread etc)?

Comment 2

11 years ago
->INVALID, no response from reporter
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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