Where are the files for Kontact kept?

Asked by quintacal on 2007-11-15

Hello -
I simply just want to backup all my "Kontact" information. If I back up the entire "home" folder would I be achieving this?
Thank you,
Chris

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Gord Allott
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2007-11-16
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Gord Allott (gordallott) said : #1

yes, the neat thing about how ubuntu security works is that programs you run as your user can only modify files in your home folder (also external hard-drives and such but typically user settings wouldn't get stored there). so all per-user settings are usually stored in /home/<username>, for example /home/gord

you also might want to check to see weather you have a .kontact directory in your home directory, if so then i would guess the settings are stored there. if not then in a .kde directory

Thanks, that has helped me understand the filing system in Ubuntu much better, However, I looked in the folder ".kde" and didn't see anything about .kontact, nor do I see a directory called .kontact in my home folder.

My concern is only to make sure that my mails and other data is backed up.

Thanks again....

Best Gord Allott (gordallott) said : #3

kontact data is stored in:
".kde/share/apps/kmail/mail"

you might want to backup the whole kmail directory though

Got it.
Thank you very much
Chris