OOPs !! You upgraded from SeaMonkey 1.1.19 or an earlier version to Seamonkey 2.0 and now the old e-mail can not be found because SM-2.0 did not pickup the SM-1.1.19 profiles. WHICH IT DOES NOT DO
It does not because SM-2.0 uses a different path to stow the Profile and e-mail.
In all versions of Seamonkey up to 1.1.19, the Default Path to the Profile and E-Mail Folders is similar to what is shown below.
C:\Documents and Settings\RAY\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\SM-2010\ppnt7h4k.slt\Mail\mail.bellsouth.net
With Version 2.0 of Seamonkey, the Default Path to the Profile and E-Mail Folders is similar to what is shown below.
C:\Documents and Settings\RAY\Application Data\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Profiles\7laj7ma7.default\Mail\mail.smyth1.net
You might note, the only differences is Version 2.0 has an extra Folder named SeaMonkey in the path where as Version 1.1.19 does not.
Keep in mind these Files/Folders are hidden by default and to view them it will be necessary to un-hide the Files/Folders using Windows Explorer. If New to Computers, Learn How:... HERE
Depending on the method to un-install the older SeaMonkey assuming that has been done and the User wants to get the old e-mail into the new e-mail the following procedure is one way to accomplish the task providing all SeaMonkey default settings are being used.
|Shown Below is the how each of the Default paths look in the window to create a New Profile|
|Shown Above is Version 1.1.19 of SeaMonkey|
|Shown Above is Version 2.0 of SeaMonkey|
|Shown below is how the 2 different paths appear in Windows Explorer|
|Shown Above is Version 1.1.19 Of SeaMonkey with the Main Mail Folder Selected|
| Shown Above is Version 2.0 of SeaMonkey with the "Local" Mail Folder Selected.
Assuming the goal is to move the old e-mail from SM-1.1.19 into the new mail folders of SM-2.0 and assuming the Local Folder has never been used, this User would delete all the files in the Local Folder of SM-2.0 shown above.
|Next step would to go to the Main Mail Folder of SM-1.1.19 which should still be in the path as shown below.|
|An explanation is in order relative to the above files. The files with the extension of MSF on them are database files that control the order of the mail files and should never be copied with the mail folders because SeaMonkey will always create new MSF files in the new location.
The files with the extension of SBD are the subs folders to the Inbox and Sent Box or any other sub-folders that might have been created and should be copied also.
Normally, it would be expected, the only files necessary to be copied are the InBox and Sent Box with any sub-folders (SBD) and the Draft Box if used.
Therefore, this User would now copy the desired files from SM-1.1.19 as shown above and paste them into the Local Folder of SM-2.0
Once in the Local Folder SM-2.0 the new MSF files will be created when SM-2.0 loads and the old mail should show up in the Local Folder of SM-2.0.
Once in the Local Folder of SM-2.0 the messages can now be moved into any other InBox or Sent Box of any Mail Box set up in SM-2.0 by selecting the message to be moved or copied and Right Clicking the mouse and selecting the proper choice. The Old mail messages will be merged in with the new mail messages.
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