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Corrupted folders

Last post 01-23-2012, 19:59 by Jesus Pla. 3 replies.
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  •  01-20-2012, 16:25

    Corrupted folders

    I have the following problem.

    1. I check consistency in a big folder. There are problem with this folder, so ...

    2. I reindex it.

    3. I then find around 2000 messages appearing with  0 K, no information

    4. I delete them

    5. I try to recover the space to get rid of the problem.

    5. Same problem appears, so I go iteratively to 1

     Any solution ?  I have not lost mails, but I do not know how to get rid of such a hugen number of mails after checking consistency.





  •  01-20-2012, 21:17

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    Re: Corrupted folders

    If you don't need these 2000 Mails any more and the folder isn't about 2GB (check this before doing the following), it's simple:

    • save both folderfiles in filesystem (PMM/PMI)
    • open Pegasus
    • create a new folder 
    • move the other/good mails to that new folder
    • delete the old folder
    • rename new folder to old folders name
    • check filtering rules pointing to the old folder (point them to new folder) or may be options (if this folder is i.e. outbox/sent)

    If the folderfile PMM is near 2 GB, you should split into 2 new folders.

    bye   Olaf


  •  01-21-2012, 1:11

    Re: Corrupted folders

    >  Any solution ?  I have not lost mails, but I do not know how to get
    > rid of such a hugen number of mails after checking consistency. 

    1.  Move all the messages you want to save to a temp folder and
        delete all the messages in the original folder. 

    2.  Use the right click "recover deleted space" to remove all
        messages form the folder. 

    3.  If step 2 works then simply move all of the messages from the
        temp folder back to the original folder and delete the temp

    4.  If step 2 fails then delete the original folder and rename the
        temp folder to match the original name.  Reset the filter
        pointing to this folder. 

    Thomas R. Stephenson
    San Jose, California
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  •  01-23-2012, 19:59

    Re: Corrupted folders

    Thank you so much !!! It worked so I have saved a lot of time and mails....

    Thanks a lot

    Big Smile 

    In any case I will use your advice and split large folders...


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