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I've updated my system to 14.04, thereby manually copying my home folder (including all hidden files and folders) with cp -a to the new system. In claws-mail, all my mails and settings are present as it was before. However, it shows me all the mails as unread, and also the "answered"-marks are gone. I really want to get them back.

I'm quite puzzled, since all personal data should be present as it was before the update. Where does claws-mail store those marks? Was there some change in the handling of those marks?

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if they are not in your home they are in the claws mail folder. here is a list of possible files(at the "files" section): manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/claws-mail.1.html –  Rinzwind May 24 at 16:45
    
and if that data is in the claws folder itself I'd consider it a bug (it should be in home since it is sort of personal data) :) –  Rinzwind May 24 at 16:58
    
@Rinzwind: My mail folder is in my home folder, and all the mails are present. –  azimut May 24 at 16:58
    
yes but there are files in $PREFIX/claws-mail/* that is probably not in $HOME/ (since those are specified in the man page) –  Rinzwind May 24 at 16:59
    
@azimut: you need to use cp --preserve to preserve the timestamps @rinzwind: never assume! –  paul May 27 at 14:12

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