User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20101207 Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1.7 When TB crashes, sometimes it wipes out some or all of the folders' settings, preferences or properties. I have over 40 folders. It is a massive PITA to have to go through every (sub-)folder individually setting its properties and View::Layout settings. It would be most excellent to have a method whereby these settings and properties can be applied to either all folders, or a selected set of them. Reproducible: Didn't try
I guess they're not disappeared, but you're now using a new profile, which masques the old one. See <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Recovering_a_profile_that_suddenly_disappeared>
The problem that recently occurred was a crash. Some of the folders' settings were untouched; other folders' settings reverted to default. This does not match the scenario described in the article where the whole profile seemed to disappear.
I'd think we have a duplicate bug somewhere. the folder settings that exist in .msf files should be retained I think if the prefs.js is rebuilt. However, views and other related folder settings are not in prefs.js but in other files, which aren't recoverable if the files are no longer in the profile directory.
Summary: Preferences profile or apply preferences en masse → recover folder preferences or apply preferences en masse after lost profile information
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