That name already exists, please rename.

Ignazio Palmisano ignazio_io at
Sun Mar 22 15:26:33 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> I was erasing many email that were useful as referrals from the list.  
> When someone had helped in the past and I forgot the instruction, they 
> would refer to the other email, but it usually had been erased.
> Since then, I have saved every email from the list.  On occasion I will 
> receive help from someone who has not written in a while.  A folder 
> exists with their name on it, but when I click on move to, the list that 
> comes up does not always include there name, while it still shows on the 
> left of my screen in Thunderbird.  Many times I have just made another 
> folder, so I don't lose the data, but recently I get a window that says 
> that folder already exists and no longer allows me to create a duplicate 
> folder.  However, by creating the duplicate folder I was able to get the 
> name back on the 'move to' list.  

That list only contains the most recent folders. Just select the 
messages you want to move and drag them on the folder; not as convenient 
but close enough.

Do you have any ideas how I can
> correct the problem.  When I am forgetful, I don't want to duplicate 
> anyone's help efforts anymore.  Thanks!
> Steven

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