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MigratingWLM 2011 to Tbird 68

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I thought I had completely migrated my WLM 2011 (POP3) archive folders into Thunderbird 68 with importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb. These currently comprise 43 folders and sub-folders with an unknown quantity of files within.

I now find upon close comparison, that just one large folder from this folder-set (comprising 40 single level sub folders, plus 23 single-level sub-folders) has been overlooked. The initial process was quick and smooth and the total number of migrated files is modest.

Does importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb.xpi include the option to re-select this missing file and add it to the empty folder I have since created in Local Folders rady to recieve the remaining folder-set? If not, any other suggestions from your Team?

I thought I had completely migrated my WLM 2011 (POP3) archive folders into Thunderbird 68 with importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb. These currently comprise 43 folders and sub-folders with an unknown quantity of files within. I now find upon close comparison, that just one large folder from this folder-set (comprising 40 single level sub folders, plus 23 single-level sub-folders) has been overlooked. The initial process was quick and smooth and the total number of migrated files is modest. Does importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb.xpi include the option to re-select this missing file and add it to the empty folder I have since created in Local Folders rady to recieve the remaining folder-set? If not, any other suggestions from your Team?

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

It is a "system" folder, that is, a folder that is part of Thunderbird's internal mechanisms and normal functioning. I don't know if that makes any sense, perhaps someone else will offer a better explanation. You should be able to manually move the imported folders to it though, even if IETNG didn't like importing into it directly.

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peetrobo said

Does importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb.xpi include the option to re-select this missing file and add it to the empty folder I have since created in Local Folders rady to recieve the remaining folder-set?

Why don't you actually use the ImportExportTools NG context menu to see available options? I don't understand. Is it that you can't locate the WLM exported stuff anymore, so you're hoping the add-on remembers the last used location?

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Thank you for your response Stans. I meant to say :"Does importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb.xpi include the option to re-select this missing FOLDER . . . " etc. All files and folders from the same WLM location imported successfully. But one FOLDER ('comprising 40 single level sub folders, plus 23 single-level sub-folders') amongst those above, was mysteriously overlooked. I do not remember an ImportExportTools NG option to select individual items from within the WLM Storage Folders. My question is: May I go back again to select just the (one) missing large folder? Or may I only repeat what I did before and hope to get it ALL this time? Of course, this might result in twice the number (or more?) of Imported files. Or maybe I can delete ALL the initially imported files, then try again? What is your analysis? Thank you.

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What's the file format of the messages contained in the WLM folder that wasn't processed? Are they separate eml or emlx files contained within a regular folder?

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The folder in question contains some individual files at the root, plus a series of sub-folders (no more than 2 deep), all containing .eml messages, just a few with minor attachments.

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An additional comment Stans: My WLM is still fully accessible, except that I have currently crippled my Profile (to avoid in/out access to my ISP Mail Server).

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All you need is the Import all messages from a directory option and select the option to include subdirectories. Your folders and subfolders should import just fine. I just tested this.

Okulungisiwe ngu Stans

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I recognise that result entirely. I originally (and succesfully) copied 43 folders, complete with all sub-folders. Embedded amonst those WLM folders - a 'fisrt level' folder with 40 + 23 sub-folders - is the one that unaccountably (?) failed to transfer. Either way, did I actually not need importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb

I also note your Attachment. But my Tbird (ver 68) 'Import - Mail - Options' only includes 'Becky! Internet Mail' (Mbox?) or'Outlook' (PST). What is your work-around?

Hence my question earlier. Would importexporttools_ng-4.1.0-tb allow me to "go back to select just the (one) missing large folder? Or can it only repeat what it did before and recover ALL the folders for a second time? Of course, this might result in double the number of (i.e. duplicated) files. Else I might delete ALL the initially imported files, and try again?

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I used the same add-on. That import option gives you the opportunity to select ANY folder you want, so all you need to do is select that one folder that didn't import.

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I may be getting there? Now I can access my WLM Storage Folders Backups with a R/Clk on 'Local Folders' in Tbird to open 'ImportExportToolsNG - Import all messages from a directory'. Which only works if I hand-make each (of the many) Directories and Sub-directories one-by-one and then allow 'IETng' to Import the contents in batches.

The only other option on offer seems to be 'Import mbox file'. Is mbox a type of 'zipped' folder for convenient export? Do I need to know how to do this, or am I still misunderstanding your guidance? Thanks.

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The only folder you need to make by hand is the one where ALL of the imported folders, subfolders and messages will be saved in, and from your earlier posts, you already created such a folder under the Local Folders account. Now all you need to do is right-click that local folder and use IETNG and select the parent (top-level) folder for import. All the subfolders inside it and their messages will get imported automatically.

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I done gone fixed it ! IETNG didn't like the 'Archives ' name fo some reason (same name as the original WLM folder) so I created a 'new-name' folder in 'Local Folders' and the selected missing WLM folder-set imported to it successfully.

But you can maybe explain why the redundent 'Archives' folder - with just a few disposeable files in it which can be opened to view actually - presents as a 'locked' folder (icon with a belt around it) and cannot Deleted?. I also tried 'Repair Folder' without result, but I'm happy to leave it there if it can't be disposed of.

I have appreciated your attention and persistance Stans. Thank you.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

It is a "system" folder, that is, a folder that is part of Thunderbird's internal mechanisms and normal functioning. I don't know if that makes any sense, perhaps someone else will offer a better explanation. You should be able to manually move the imported folders to it though, even if IETNG didn't like importing into it directly.