Search finds emails but I cannot open them
If I search for emails I get a timeframe display and can see the first few lines. Clicking show as a list gives me a blank list. Screen grabs attached. When I click on the email to read from the timeframe view it there is nothing there (same blank as if I do a list view). The email is not there - it is a blank space. I have tried troubleshoot mode and also repaired. Still the same problems.
It is not the case that I have deleted emails... there are some vital emails there which I really want to keep... ones from a lawyer for instance. But I cannot access them. No idea how to solve this. If I can't see my emails I cannot use Thunderbird as an email client any more: being able to find your emails is essential - and not being able to access them is existential for the software.
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yep, your global database of mail is probably corrupt. Those email probably no longer exist in Thunderbird.
I have repaired the database. If I spend hours scrolling through I can find the emails...which definitely exist but that's what I'm hoping to avoid doing with the search finction The search function finds the email. However from the search results I can't open it. I can open it if I can find it by scrolling through my packed inbox, the email does exist. This kinda suggests it is a problem related to the search results page.
I have repaired the database.
There is no repair, there is delete and wait while it rebuilds, perhaps taking a whole day to do so, depending on how much mail you have.
This kinda suggests it is a problem related to the search results page.
It is more than a decade since I wrote that article so I did not have to keep repeating myself with this exact issue. But apparently I am still repeating myself. Do what the article says. If you still have the same issue figure out what on your system is causing the file to be created in a corrupt state. My first choice would be an anti virus program. They should not be scanning any files in the Thunderbird directory.