TB reports filters that linked to non existing folder (but it is),then changes folder name to capitals



12 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: xwolverine, Unassigned)


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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pl; rv: Gecko/20060728 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pl; rv: Gecko/20060728 Firefox/

Happens when starting TB. Only in this new version, only on win xp.

1. Reports, that some filters link to non existing folder (but it is on the list, full of mail). Then deletes the filters automatically.

Happened (but not after every one) after this junky windows system scan after improper system shutdown. It changed folder name to capitals (hell knows why). Reported, that first string in file was not right or something like that. 

Guess that TB mail files are mproperly recdognized as corrupted.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. win xp has to do its scan after reset or sth like that - but not always
2. when TB starts, reports this bug (but not always)

Actual Results:  
Haven't tryied it on purpose.
I have enough mess with it already.

Expected Results:  
1. Shouldn't automatically delete the filters. Should ask me what I want to do with it.

2. Should allow me to chande the filders name back. When I change the name from eg."A" to "a", reports existing folder name, but when I change it "A"-->"b"-->"a" - hangs up and leaves "b" after shutdown.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Phil, this beyond my realm of experience. thoughts?

reporter newer saw the problem again.  "I deleted the old mail files, started "from point zero" and never encountered it again with never TB versions. The problem only existed after copying the mail storage files and dirs from the same TB ver (1.5, as I recall) from win me to xp. After reinstalling TB on xp, of course, not direct copying the TB program files."
(In reply to comment #1)
> reporter newer saw the problem again.

Still a bug?
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 3

10 years ago
Guys, thanks for all the attention, but leave it already. The TB the bug concerned is now a generation old or sth like that, I never encountered it again, so it should not be a problem anymore. Some sticky errors when transfering to newer system, with old Thunderbird version no one uses now. Let it be.
RESO WFM per comment 3
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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