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Portable Thunderbird 1.5 problem

Hello,
Can anyone help me with this:
After a windows xp crash, I can't access to my emails stored with TB.
In fact, Thunderbird opens, shows empty windows, and after a few seconds, closes itself without showing any emails.
PTB is installed on a portable HDD.
The appliaction path is:
K:\Framakey\programs\PortableThunderbird 15\profile\Mail\pop.xyz.net for example.
If there is a directory called "perso", i have these files:
- perso (without any extension) containing probably the emails - it has a very big size - some Mbits,
- perso.msf which size is small - approx. 100 or 200 kbits
and it's the same for each directory .
In K:\Framakey\programs\PortableThunderbird 15\profile\Mail\pop.xyz.net\perso there's nothing.
Is there a way to save the old emails?
TiA
Thunderbirdie

Simeon
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search the forums

and you will find an answer or take a look at mozillazine.org.

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Tim Clark
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Simeon,

Simeon,

You are being a little unkind don't you think?
The poster is new and I would say in distress having perhaps lost ALL of his mail.

Normally I would just post the solution to the problem with a suggestion to search in the future but in this case I am not sure what the solution would be, perhaps a new install of TBP and copying over the correct data files? But the point is I'm not sure, and I'm not new at this.

A search for "lost email" [the most likely search criteria a newbie would use] yields 10 pages of results]

Anybody got an answer for the poor guy before he makes his situation worse by doing the wrong thing.

Tim

Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

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yes, maybe

but it has been asked soo many times...

To the originbal poster.
Make a backup copy of the data folder and then try deleting the msf file and start the program.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

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