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Saved searches dead in TB 102.5.

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I just upgraded from TB 91.something to 102.5. (No, I didn't install 102.0, I just upgraded in the usual in-app fashion.)

(1) My saved-search folders are non-functional -- just blank lines. (2) Even the Saved Search item on the File>New menu is completely absent. So I also can't create new ones.

(Help! One of these functions as my "true" inbox for virtually all incoming email.)

FWIW: Windows 10 (latest rev) on MS Surface Pro.

I just upgraded from TB 91.something to 102.5. (No, I didn't install 102.0, I just upgraded in the usual in-app fashion.) (1) My saved-search folders are non-functional -- just blank lines. (2) Even the Saved Search item on the File>New menu is completely absent. So I also can't create new ones. (Help! One of these functions as my "true" inbox for virtually all incoming email.) FWIW: Windows 10 (latest rev) on MS Surface Pro.

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You will need to recreate them. Rename VirtualFolders.dat in your thunderbird profile.

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Thanks, Wayne! 1. Why in the world wasn't this documented, even by a week after the release? 2. Is the problem understood? A quick check shows that the old and new VirtualFolders.dat files (which are both text, and rather short) are extremely similar -- enough that surely at least a meaningful error message would have been feasible about whatever the incompatibility is.

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> 1. Why in the world wasn't this documented, even by a week after the release?

Because it is an uncommon problem, and we don't flag uncommon problems.

> 2. Is the problem understood? A quick check shows that the old and new VirtualFolders.dat files (which are both text, and rather short) are extremely similar -- enough that surely at least a meaningful error message would have been feasible about whatever the incompatibility is.

No, it is not well understood. Which is one reason why no additional corrective work has been possible.

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