I allowed Thunderbird to upgrade to a new version first thing this morning (Windows 10) without considering the consequences. It had me enter a new profile. I keep pop … (read more)
I allowed Thunderbird to upgrade to a new version first thing this morning (Windows 10) without considering the consequences. It had me enter a new profile. I keep pop my email from Gmail and keep my local account and local folders on a network share.
I got it pointed to my Local Folders just fine, but not my Inbox and Trash. Couldn't figure out how to point the account, then I realized that I just didn't scroll Server Settings. Oops. I pointed my email account Local directory at the folder on the share drive (neglecting to make a copy first, darn it), which is what I normally do when I install Thunderbird on a new computer or whatever. Unfortunately, the 200Mb inbox did not get incorporated like I had hoped, and I don't see any trash in there. Would have liked to keep both but at least the inbox data does still seem to be there. And, there is a backup, so I can still reinstall with the right process and recoup everything.
I installed the ImportExportToolNG add on, but it does not see the inbox, which does not have an extension anymore, as a directory. I just get a single email (subject only) if I try to import it as a file. It looks like there are still .msf files being used but I'm not sure what Thunderbird did to my share folder.
Is there a way to get the old account level emails from inbox and trash into the new account? Can I give the now "File" inbox file an extension that will help the import tool interpret it, so I can at least get it into a Local Folders folder?
Is there a way I can reinstall the old Thunderbird, so I can point it to yesterday's backed up folder and be up and running again without losing so much important information?
I feel like that would be the best strategy, if possible. I'm a bit frustrated here. Now it's downloading a bunch of crap from Gmail, like nothing I would want to keep, I don't think. I thought for a sec it was going to be my missing inbox, but no.