I have been using Thunderbird for many years. And, I've created multiple Folders (with multiple levels drilling down) which I place emails that I want to save. A couple… (read more)
I have been using Thunderbird for many years. And, I've created multiple Folders (with multiple levels drilling down) which I place emails that I want to save. A couple of days ago, I left clicked holding an upper level folder, and dragged it to another folder. When I did that, Thunderbird showed a little circulating icon spinning until the process finished about a minute later. At the end of the process, a whole group of folders and emails disappeared.
When I explore the profile, under the folder "Mail", "pop.gmail.com", "_Companies.sbd", I can see folder names that correspond to the folders that disappeared. In those folders, I see files with the file extension "wdseml". Some folders don't have anything in them though.
My questions are:
(1) Can folders that disappeared be recovered where I can access them again in Thunderbird? And if so, how do I accomplish that? Is there an index file somewhere that can be audited and adjusted?
(2) If there is no easy way to recover those lost folders and emails, can I just remove the existing profile and replace it with a backed up profile I saved about one month ago. I would lose all the emails I had from that point to now. But, I would have all the original folders and emails up to that point.
Thank you for and help, direction or advice you can afford me,