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Wednesday, February 18th 2004, 8:54pm

Moving all Kmail files to new install?

Using kmail for a year now and pretty happy with it. Now I want to move everything I have to the new pc. But how do you get all your data moved to the new setup?

I tried copying all the files in the /Mail directory, but while the folders show up in kmail, they are empty. I don't care much about the addressbook etc, but I would like to take all the mails with me.

Is there a file thats somewhere else I'm missing?
Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.



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Wednesday, February 18th 2004, 9:02pm

Check that you really have all the files from ~/Mail

I usually use tar to create an archive and restore it on the new machine

on old machine
# tar cvzf mails.tgz Mail/

copy to new machine

on new machine
#> tar xvzf mails.tgz

KMail filters and settings are in

Adressbook is in

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Monday, February 23rd 2004, 7:29pm

Thanks, it worked fine that way. So I guess I have missed a file (or two).
Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.