Bug 2888 - Cannot access addresses
Summary: Cannot access addresses
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: Claws Mail
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI/Address Book (show other bugs)
Version: 3.8.1
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal
Assignee: users
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Reported: 2013-03-07 03:00 CET by Paul Roge
Modified: 2013-03-07 15:39 CET (History)
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Description Paul Roge 2013-03-07 03:00:27 CET
Hello,

When opening claws-mail, a warning popped up saying that the address book database could not be opened. It was a surprise to me since I haven't modified the address book in a while. My contacts disappeared from the address book UI, but they are still located in the directory ~/.claws-mail/addrbook/

How to rebuild the addressbook database or otherwise restore contacts?

thanks,
Paul
Comment 1 Paul 2013-03-07 10:53:39 CET
If possible, please quote the exact warning message.
Comment 2 Paul Roge 2013-03-07 15:39:49 CET
yes, unfortunately I lost the warning message. In any case, I resolved the problem by copying the xml files to a different directory and then moving those that contained contact back in one by one. I also realized that more than just the contacts were affected: all the plugins were disabled and I lost the configuration of one email account. Apologies for a lack of detail on this one!