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{Opera Mail 1.0} How can I change location of Opera Mail storage directory?

  • Hi!
    I'll be 80 (eighty) in a few months' time, I'm so old I cannot even remember when I PURCHASED my first Opera browser from a representative in Rome, Italy (it took me a couple of days to download the file...), so please forgive my silly questions.
    I have just migrated my mail from Eudora to Opera Mail 1.0 (Build 1040). I used to store all my Eudora stuff in an external disk for safety. Unfortunately, I didn't think that Opera Mail would move the whole thing into my main hard disk.
    Is there an easy way - at "For Dummies" level - to change now the location of (at least) the Opera Mail storage directory, or is it too late?
    Thanks a lot.
    Guido Ruzzier, Milan, Italy.

  • Thanks, but I do not understand your instruction "Move your mail folder": which mail folder? where should I move it to?
    I changed the "Mail" part in operaprefs.ini, which now looks like you can see here:

    Mail Database Consistency Check Time=1396699861
    Mail Default Flat Threaded View=0
    Default Mail Sorting=7
    Default Mail Sorting Ascending=0
    Default Mail Search Type=1
    Mail Message Width List On Top=0
    Mail Root Directory=G:/Opera Mail

    What else should I do? What happens then?
    (Don't say I didn't warn everyone that I am not versed in technical matters...)
    Thanks again!

  • @guidoruzzier

    You should move the mail folder from its original location to g:/opera mail.

    If you haven't added any accounts yet, i think you don't need to do that.

  • @leocg
    Same question again: what do you mean by < mail folder >?

    1. I took the folder < C:/Utenti/Guido/AppData/Roaming/Opera/Opera Mail" > with everyting inside it, and moved it to < G:/", thus obtaining a folder called < G:/Opera Mail" > with the same contents.
    2. I changed the "Mail" part in < operaprefs.ini > by adding the suggested line, so that the whole item looked as follows:
      < [Mail] Mail Database Consistency Check Time=1396699861 Mail Default Flat Threaded View=0 Default Mail Sorting=7 Default Mail Sorting Ascending=0 Default Mail Search Type=1 Mail Message Width List On Top=0 Mail Root Directory=G:/Opera Mail >.
    3. I rebooted my pc (it runs on Windows 7).
    4. I opened Opera Mail, it was totally and virginally empty and asked me to set up an account, &c.
    5. I rebooted &c.
    6. I went thru the whole process backwards, and Opera Mail reappeared, with all the stuff that I had put into it since installation in it - accounts, mail, labels, &c.
    7. Everything works perfectly, but I have not solved my problem: How can I move all that stuff to my beloved < G:/ > external disk, and feel safe?
      Where did I go wrong?
      Any correction, or further instruction?
  • Are you talking about the mail in your Eudora, you want all that mails in your Eudora move to Opera 1.0 ?

    I don't know how to do that but just want to clear your question.

    Thank you

  • Make sure that mail root durectory is pointing to the correct folder, the one that has omailbase,accounts.ini and so on.

  • @leocg
    That's exactly what I did - twice! - as I explained in detail in my previous message at 4:25 PM today, but it didn't work.

  • @emc

    No, that went automatically and everything is OK. Kindly read my message of April 7, at the head of this Discussion, and my other questions. I would welcome your suggestions, if you have any. Thx!

    1. I rebooted my pc (it runs on Windows 7)

    No need to do it

    Mail Root Directory=G:/Opera Mail >

    Try Mail Root Directory=G:\Opera Mail

  • @leocg
    I had tried that before, knowing that the slash < / > I had used could have been the wrong one, and that I should probably have used < \ >, but it hadn't helped.
    I was thinking that maybe the instruction < Mail Root Directory=G:\Opera Mail > should go under some heading other than "Mail" in < operaprefs.ini >, and/or that my < Opera Mail > file should be transferred from < C:\Utenti\Guido\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera Mail > to a different place than just < G:\Opera Mail >.
    I haven't tried to create a folder < G:\Opera|Opera Mail > - do you think that could do the trick?

  • maybe the instruction should go under some heading other than "Mail"

    Nope, Mail is the right place.

    What do you have under G;\Opera Mail?

  • @leocg

    Nothing, now: I even deleted the empty folder with that name that I had created.
    Thank you for taking so much trouble - it's the first time ever that I cannot solve such a stupid problem, by myself or with the help of some nice person like you...
    Most of what I found in forums etc. refers to Opera's old mail program, and I have noticed that there are a lot of perplexed users around, now that there's Opera Mail.

  • Make sure that g:\opera mail had the same content of your current mail folder. Check help > about ooera to see the path.

  • @leocg

    Thx. This is what it looks like:

    C:\Users\Guido\AppData\Roaming\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\operaprefs.ini
    Sessione salvata
    C:\Users\Guido\AppData\Roaming\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\sessions\
    Cartella di Opera
    C:\Users\Guido\AppData\Roaming\Opera Mail\Opera Mail
    Cartella della posta
    C:\Users\Guido\AppData\Local\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\mail

    I suppose I should work on < Cartella della posta >, since that's where my stuff presently resides. If it's so, which < Opera Mail > folder should I remove, to be placed into < G:\Opera Mail >? The first or the second? In other words, the final result should be:
    G:\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\mail
    or just
    G:\Opera Mail\mail ?

    Thx again, and good night!

  • The last path that you've listed is your mail folder. Copy/move it to your G drive and change the path in operaprefs.ini.

  • @leocg

    That sounds better. I'll work on it in the next days, and than I'll come back and tell you.

  • @leocg

    Sorry, I obviously meant < ... and then ... >