kmail kaddressbook problem
mcurley at eol.ca
Mon Dec 5 02:25:13 UTC 2005
On Sunday 27 November 2005 03:28, dave s wrote:
> I have had kmail stability probs from day one, if I dpkg -P kmail
> and re apt-get it I thought I would loose all my carefully setup
> kmail config.
> What files did you save to keep your address book and kmail data
> intact ?
Wow, I haven't picked up my mail here for awhile, sorry for the
In your $HOME directory you will see a hidden file /.kde, this is
where most of the good KDE stuff is. Open /share and /apps. If you
look in the konqueror directory you will find your bookmarks file,
in kabc you will find your address file, std.vcf and so on. These
can all be copied to another distro, should you want to try one out,
or just saved regularly. if you close /apps and open /config you
will find the config files for all your kde apps. Again these can be
copied to another distro so you don't have to figure out all the
little tweaks you did to kate for example.
As I recall kubuntu didn't show me my Mail directory in my $HOME
directory when I installed, so I went looking in the kmail config
file (kmailrc), and in the General section there was a line
[ folders=something ] which I changed to folders=/home/merv/Mail.
Now when I ran kmail, it read the Mail directory which I had copied
from my previous distro. You can leave yours where Kubuntu has it,
in the [ /.kde/share/apps/kmail directory]? Copy it somewhere else,
floppy - whatever and then copy it back when you have done your
Hopefully I have given you enough info for you to continue your
detective work. At any rate something is wrong in Denmark if Kmail
Linux Kubuntu 5.1.0
KDE v. 3.4.2
Kontact v. 1.1.2
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