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Post Posted January 9th, 2004, 1:23 am

Hi can somebody please help me I just accidently hit delete instaed of home and I have deleted all the mail I ever had except the spam I was trying to move to junk. I am using Mozilla Thunderbird 0.4 (20031205) on windows XP Pro, I have not yet shut down mozilla or restarted windows I do have system restore turned on but I wanted to post this first as it is crap and never works please please pretty please can someone help me ASAP. Thanx in Advance !

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Post Posted January 9th, 2004, 2:18 am

Look in your TB Trash folder. I think if you hit the delete button, the deleted messages just get sent to the Trash, and you can move them right back.

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Post Posted January 9th, 2004, 2:27 am

Yes, they should still be there and you should be able to drag and drop them back.

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Post Posted January 9th, 2004, 2:52 am

that was the first thing I did dudes. Maybe I should have been more specific but I was in a panic I was trying to select all the junk and move it to the junk folder, so when I pressed delete instead of home I was was holding CTRL

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Post Posted January 9th, 2004, 11:09 am

The FIRST thing to do is jump up to Edit | Undo (or Ctrl-Z). I just tested, and this undoes even a ctrl-delete.
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Post Posted January 10th, 2004, 4:05 pm

Nah this didn't work either, I think I meant Shift delete, what I need to know is whether or not there is some sort of backup file I don't know about.

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Post Posted January 10th, 2004, 7:16 pm

Yeah, ctrl-z will undo a shift-delete too. But ctrl-z can only undo something if it was the last operation peformed. By now it is surely too late.

No back up files I know of unless you explicitly took pains to create them.
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Post Posted January 10th, 2004, 11:10 pm

Yeah It looks like checking the trash would have counted as the last thing I did, so when I tried undo it was greyed out.

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