My Thunderbird version is 38.7.0 and is being used on Windows XP SP3. I use Thunderbird as the client for 5 e-mail accounts, 4 of which are from the same source, pop.emba… (read more)
My Thunderbird version is 38.7.0 and is being used on Windows XP SP3. I use Thunderbird as the client for 5 e-mail accounts, 4 of which are from the same source, pop.embarqmail.com. Yesterday, I had finished working on the computer and as I closed Thunderbird, I got a message that it had crashed. I sent the crash report, but did not look at it. Later that night, I opened Thunderbird and did not see any e-mail accounts. It looked like it did at the beginning before I added any e-mail accounts. Plus, my theme was gone and I was back at the default layout. When I looked at Saved Passwords in Options, I saw the user names and passwords for all the accounts. When I looked at the Address Book, my personal address book was complete and the collected addresses was as full as before, but the address book for the other four accounts did not appear. Not sure what to do, I added my smallest e-mail account. That went smoothly and downloaded all the e-mails from the Embarq server, but the address book for that account did not reappear. I looked at the profile folder in application data. I had a Local Folder modified in 2014 and a Local Folder-1 modified on that night. There were four pop.embarqmail.com folders, three of which had -1, -2, and -3 suffixes respectively and all of them being modified that night. When I looked inside each profile folder, I could identify each of the e-mail accounts by the size of their inbox and sent files. When I looked at the Error Console, I got a long list of messages such as "Could not read chrome manifest 'file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Thunderbird/chrome.manifest'.", "Could not read chrome manifest 'file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Thunderbird/extensions/%7B972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd%7D/chrome.manifest'." and "Timestamp: 3/24/2016 10:46:04 PM Warning: Use of Mutation Events is deprecated. Use MutationObserver instead. Source File: chrome://calendar/content/widgets/calendar-widgets.xml Line: 496". This was only the beginning. There were 20 other errors, warnings, and messages that happened in the first two minutes. So, this is what I have done. I feel certain that the mail for the five e-mail accounts are still on my computer. What can I do to get Thunderbird to read them and their address books again. Thanks.