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The Oneiric update on my mother's computer required a migration to a new email storage format on the first evolution start. Unfortunately, the migration crashed in the middle and only a small part of the old mails were correctly migrated.

I know there's a backup of the old mails and I would like to restart the migration process. How can I do that?

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You can try by deleting all Evolution settings.

First, make sure you have a backup copy of your user data from .local/share/evolution

Next, open Terminal and type:

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/evolution/

This will delete all existing Evolution user data (like emails and address book).

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This would remove the backup I'm trying to restore. I don't see how this could be helpful. Also, the 'sudo' doesn't make much sense here. –  passy Oct 26 '11 at 11:44
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