After switching hard drive assignments, Eudora doesn't see old mailboxes

After switching hard drive assignments, Eudora doesn't see old mailboxes

Post by C. Osbourn » Tue, 06 Jun 2006 19:53:51



After a hard drive failure, I was forced to make some
chages to my computer. I had Eudora 6.2 on a lone 4gb
partition, that used to be on logical drive "D", after
the new harddrive installation, that small parition now
comes up on logical drive "G". Eudora runs just fine,
but it can't seem to find any of the old mailboxes.

Not even the primary "in.toc" or "in.mbx". All that
show up now, are the new messages that came in while
the computer was down and I was installing the new
hard-drive.

Is there a switch or flag to set that tells eudora
where to look for it's data files?

Anyone have a suggestion or a workaround for this?

Thanks.
 
 
 

After switching hard drive assignments, Eudora doesn't see old mailboxes

Post by Ajo Wissin » Tue, 06 Jun 2006 22:40:03

On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 05:53:51 -0500, "C. Osbourne"



Right-click on the shortcut you use t open Eudora and select
"Properties". Edit the "Target" field. It should show:

"Path to eudora.exe" "Path to your data directory".

For example, I have:

"F:\Eudora\7.0.1.0\Eudora.exe" "G:\Eudora\EudoraData"


--
Ajo Wissink

 
 
 

After switching hard drive assignments, Eudora doesn't see old mailboxes

Post by C. Osbourn » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 02:39:28


Ajo (or anyone who knows),

I made a new shortcut after switching the drives,and the
link is correct. I've tried going into the directory and
executing eudora directly to eliminate this as a possible
problem. Still no old mailboxes.

Do you know where Eudora stores the location of the .toc
and .mbx files? Somehow the old drive location is still
buried within it. I've even looked in eudora.ini, but
didn't see any reference to the old drive...

Thanks
 
 
 

After switching hard drive assignments, Eudora doesn't see old mailboxes

Post by jeff » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 04:09:33

Are you saying that your eudora program file was on D:\ but is now on
G:\, or are you saying that your eudora data files were on D:\ and are
now on G:\?

My impression is that you don't know where your eudora data files are.
Is that right?

If so, search your whole hard drive for all instances of in.mbx. You
should be able to figure out from dates and sizes which one is at the
location you are loking for.

Or check this out:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

After switching hard drive assignments, Eudora doesn't see old mailboxes

Post by Gloop » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 15:20:26

Hello,

What about a look for a semi-column in eudora.ini ?

(are you sure about newsgroup comp.mail.eudora ?)

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On 05th of June 2006 19:39, C. Osbourne wrote :
 
 
 

After switching hard drive assignments, Eudora doesn't see old mailboxes

Post by Katrina Kn » Sat, 10 Jun 2006 05:17:14


Umm, no, it isn't, at least not if your data files are really there.
If it were right you wouldn't be having a problem. What exactly do you
have as the target in that shortcut? One fairly common mistake is not to
put the quotation markers around the path if they're needed. Could that be
your problem?


Whhich "this" do you think that eliminates as a possible problem? That's
not at all a good way to test where your shortcut is telling Eudora to
look for the data files.


Eudora itself doesn't store that information at all. The install program
stores the name of the directory that you choose for your data directory
in the file deudora.ini. Eudora itself never touches that setting. It will
use it if it is there, but it doesn't change it. You can edit that file
yourself, if you like. It is found in the Eudora program directory.
Editing it won't necessarily fix your problem though, because the data
directory specified in the shortcut you use to start Eudora overrides the
one in deudora.ini.


That's because there is no such reference to find.

--
Katrina