I have a filter which moves all inbox messages older than 30 days to a subdirectory of a folder called "Old": Old/inbox. I have a similar filter for Sent: Old/sent. The filters are not automatic: I run them manually from time to time.
Recently I ran the filters, but noticed that the subfolders of "Old" were not appearing. I don't think they were there before I ran the filters, either, but I forgot to check before I ran them, and figured they'd show up once the filters ran. No.
Unfortunately, the filter log was not enabled: I've since enabled it. I tried creating a subfolder in Old, and it creates fine.
I also checked the subdirectories in my thunderbird profile directories (.thunderbird), and it looks as though those subfolders and messages are actually there: they just aren't showing up in Thunderbird. The "repair folder" option, run on Old, did nothing. Here are the file listings:
~/.thunderbird/qb0d6fox.slt/Mail/Local Folders$ file Old*
Old.msf: ASCII C++ program text
And within Old.sbd:
~/.thunderbird/qb0d6fox.slt/Mail/Local Folders/Old.sbd$ file *
Inbox: ASCII mail text, with very long lines
Inbox.msf: ASCII C++ program text
Sent: ASCII mail text, with very long lines
Sent.msf: ASCII C++ program text
So: what can you tell me?
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
CHAMP1Paste the following code into the Error console on the tools menu and click evaluate. Perhaps the folders are collapsed somewhere. This will open every folder in the folder view to allow you to make sure they are indeed not in the list
(This is a single line, it will be wrapped here, you may have to fiddle a little bit to get it back to one line in the error console)
CHAMP1yes that bit of Java (which I didn't write myself) changes the folder view to all and expands the collapsed leaves in the folder view so that absolutely everything is visible.
I have found that most problems here about folders disappearing is just that, they are not visible