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Re: [kde] Restoring a KMail folder from a generic backup

On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 01:04:57PM -0400, John M Cavallo wrote:
> I am using KMail 4.10.5 on a Linux system and have a regular backup of my 
> entire home directory. I was manually cleaning up my KMail folders using 
> 'Archive Folder...' with the 'Delete folder and subfolders after completion' 
> when I accidentally overwrote an archive of another folder. Is there a way of 
> restoring the lost mail folder from the backup? 

Well, go to the backup folder and live folder with $file_manager and copy it
back. AFAIK, KMail uses a Maildir âdialectâ, so you can even copy single
mails. If you donât trust that or fear you would overwrite even more in the
process, then create a new subfolder in KMail, exit KMail, and copy your
backup in there. You can then start KMail again and sort out the emails from

 In the past, emails were stored in ~/.kde4/share/apps/kmail/Mail. But with
KMail 2, at some point the switch was made to ~/.local/share/local-mail for
your local folders.
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