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I reinstalled (not upgraded) my system from Natty to Ocelot this morning. I had backed up my home, including the ~/.* folders.

I have troubles getting Evolution to work. Even though I restored the .evolution and .local/share/evolution folders, Evolution does not seem to realize that there are already a couple of gigabytes of files in 4 emails account already installed for it. It keeps asking me to create accounts from scratch.

I realized later that I could have asked Evolution to build me a .tgz before reinstalling, but it's too late for that now. I got used to the fact that copying files usually just work.

Does anyone know how I can make Evolution see what's there ?

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Hi, Welcome To Ask Ubuntu, Please post it as an answer and mark it as answered :D – Amith KK Jan 3 '12 at 10:54

There was one more directory to copy: .gconf/apps/evolution. This did the trick.

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