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T. Beck
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      05-27-2005
I started my Thunderbird as normally but found that my messages in sent
-folder were suddenly vanished. Other folders were okay. I had thousands
of important messages there. I haven't configured firefox for weeks or
deleted any files from my computer. I think this is a thunderbird bug
when sent folder size gets too big it deletes it. Is there any way to
return those messages, please help!?

- Tuomas
 
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Hendrik Maryns
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      05-27-2005
T. Beck uitte de volgende tekst op 27/05/2005 11:18:
> I started my Thunderbird as normally but found that my messages in sent
> -folder were suddenly vanished. Other folders were okay. I had thousands
> of important messages there. I haven't configured firefox for weeks or
> deleted any files from my computer. I think this is a thunderbird bug
> when sent folder size gets too big it deletes it. Is there any way to
> return those messages, please help!?


Have you looked in your personal settings folder whether the sent.msf
file is still there? I'd be very surprised if it actually _deletes_ it.
If you find it, you could try to back-up it, and rename the original,
then see whether this shows up in TB after a restart.

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Doug G
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      05-27-2005
T. Beck wrote:
> I started my Thunderbird as normally but found that my messages in sent
> -folder were suddenly vanished. Other folders were okay. I had thousands
> of important messages there. I haven't configured firefox for weeks or
> deleted any files from my computer. I think this is a thunderbird bug
> when sent folder size gets too big it deletes it. Is there any way to
> return those messages, please help!?
>
> - Tuomas


First, select the Sent folder and then click View > Messages > All and
View > Threads > All.

If that doesn't help, close Thunderbird and then go to your Thunderbird
profile's \Mail\<mail.account.name> folder and delete the Sent.msf file.
Don't delete any file that has no extension.

The mail folder files without extensions hold the messages, the mail
folder files with MSF extensions tell the program how to display the
messages and are created by the program when needed.

Default profile folder locations:
http://www.holgermetzger.de/pdl.html

If you haven't told Windows to show hidden files and folders, see
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...iddenfiles.asp
 
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Ed Mullen
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      05-27-2005
T. Beck wrote:

> I started my Thunderbird as normally but found that my messages in sent
> -folder were suddenly vanished. Other folders were okay. I had thousands
> of important messages there. I haven't configured firefox for weeks or
> deleted any files from my computer. I think this is a thunderbird bug
> when sent folder size gets too big it deletes it. Is there any way to
> return those messages, please help!?
>
> - Tuomas


Close Thunderbird. Use Windows Explorer to examine your profile mail
folder and delete the file "Sent.msf". Also, see if the file "Sent" (no
extension) has a zero file size. If not, make a copy of it immediately
and name it SentBackup. Restart TB and check the contents of both Sent
and SentBackup.

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T. Beck
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      05-27-2005
Thanks for all answerers. I found the "Sent" and "Sent.msf" -files. Both
files' sizes were about 0 KB so I have probably lost all messages. I
have a backup from february, it helps a little. I am little disappointed
with t-bird if something like this can happen. I read my mails in the
evening and in the morning after power-on everything were vanished. Be
careful!

- Tuomas


> T. Beck wrote:
>
>> I started my Thunderbird as normally but found that my messages in
>> sent -folder were suddenly vanished. Other folders were okay. I had
>> thousands of important messages there. I haven't configured firefox
>> for weeks or deleted any files from my computer. I think this is a
>> thunderbird bug when sent folder size gets too big it deletes it. Is
>> there any way to return those messages, please help!?
>>
>> - Tuomas

>
>
> Close Thunderbird. Use Windows Explorer to examine your profile mail
> folder and delete the file "Sent.msf". Also, see if the file "Sent" (no
> extension) has a zero file size. If not, make a copy of it immediately
> and name it SentBackup. Restart TB and check the contents of both Sent
> and SentBackup.
>

 
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Tony Raven
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      05-27-2005
T. Beck wrote:
> Thanks for all answerers. I found the "Sent" and "Sent.msf" -files. Both
> files' sizes were about 0 KB so I have probably lost all messages. I
> have a backup from february, it helps a little. I am little disappointed
> with t-bird if something like this can happen. I read my mails in the
> evening and in the morning after power-on everything were vanished. Be
> careful!
>


Are you looking in the right folder? Usually there is a range of
folders each associated with an account. If you are looking in the
wrong one you could quite easily find a Sent folder of zero size.

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