Selecting a favourite folder that has sub-folders doesn't take the sub-folders with it

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Thunderbird
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enhancement
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Tim Joyce, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3
Build Identifier: version 3.0a1 (20070423)

If a folder with existing sub-folders is selected as a favourite, then only the parent folder is available as a favourite, not the children sub-folders. If the sub-folders are individually also selected as a favourite, they are available as a favourite but not with the sub-folder tree structure maintained in the favourite views. This causes a problem if there are sub-folders of multiple parent folders with the same child name because it is not possible to identify which folder is which in the favourite folders view.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a folder with sub-folder
2.select parent folder as favourite
3.note that child sub-folder is not copied to favourite folder view


Expected Results:  
Expected to get sub-folders taken with correct parent-child relationship into favourite folder view when parent selected as folder.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Yes, this would be handy. Didn't find a dupe, so confirming. 
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 2

8 years ago
I can't understand how this can be a bug. A folder is a folder. A subF is a subF. If marking a folder favourite marked all subfolders as favourite, I would have reported this as a bug. There is nothing to fix here.
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