.evolution files missing?

Asked by Mark Rabideau on 2011-04-03

Binary package hint: evolution

 I am not certain if this is a bug or a feature....

I have used Backup/Restore from evolution to build email on my new 11.04 beta1 machine. For some reason the files do not show anywhere in my /home/user/.evolution directory (I have 1.7 GB of file data). However all my data does seem to appear in my email. I then renamed the .evolution dir to be something unhidden (evolution- not hidden) and the mail still works. I searched my PC for my local mail files but do not find them. Have they gone walk-about? Anyone know where they might reside?

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This question was originally filed as bug #749394.

Files from .evolution have been migrated and split into the various "shared" directories where they belong according to XDG specification.

What this means in simple terms is that instead of being in .evolution/ , things are now split between .local, .cache, and .config.

AFAICT, your files should reside in .local, somewhere in a directory like ~/.local/share/evolution/mail.

Now converting this bug into a question since there's not "bug" ;)

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug. There is also a vibrant support community available at http://askubuntu.com and you might consider asking your question there.

I really should take the habit of answering questions *after* converting to a question.

Regardless, please see the response above: the files should be under ~/.local/share/evolution/mail

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