[Bug 256086] [NEW] Cannot remove a Thunderbird RSS folder

Greg Toombs greg.toombs at bluebottle.com
Fri Aug 8 14:34:54 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

I signed up to an RSS feed in Thunderbird, "Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures -
I Can Has Cheezburger?". The RSS feed never downloaded anything, so I
try to unsubscribe. In Subscriptions, the folder no longer has a +
beside it, and when selected the Delete button is disabled. In the
folder tree, if I try to delete the folder, Thunderbird says:

A folder with that name already exists. Please choose a different name.

If I try renaming the folder, Thunderbird says:

The folder could not be renamed. Perhaps the folder is being reparsed,
or the new name is not a valid folder name.

When I restarted Thunderbird and tried to delete the folder again, the
original folder was not removed, and two new folders appear in the Trash

Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures - I Can Has Cheezburc69489bd
Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures - I Can Has Cheezburger69ecb920

I can successfully delete these folders. I try to delete the original,
it says a folder already exists with the same name, I successfully
rename it this time, successfully delete it, but then when I restart
thunderbird the original has appeared again and when I try to delete
that the two corrupted folders appear in my trash again.

I'm pretty much going in circles here and don't know what to do.
(Lolcats have infected my Thunderbird account.) Nothing appears on the
command line if I run Thunderbird from there. Any ideas?

** Affects: mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Cannot remove a Thunderbird RSS folder
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