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Few minutes back while working on my ubuntu box i didn't realized that battery is about to finish. As soon as the battery drowned system was off and I was working in the evolution.

As soon as I restarted my system and evolution to my surprise all the mails are missing. ONLY search folders and IMAP directories are visible. Search folders also doesn't show anything. I quickly went into ~/.evolution/mail/ but there is no 'local' folder which is supposed to store the pop mails i guess. There is only single folder named 'vfolder'.

Any way to retrieve those emails.

  • Ubuntu - 11.04
  • Evolution - 2.32.2

Any clue how to get the mails back??

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Take the system offline, and run fsck. be very careful do not run fsck on mounted file system!

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