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Old 09-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Evolution mail stuck in "Search Folders" mode?

Hi folks.

I'm using Evolution 3.2.3 as a mail client under Fedora 16 on an EeePC. Yesterday the Eee hibernated while loading mail messages and when I restarted it and opened Evolution back up, rather than seeing the regular folder structure (inbox, draft, sent, etc) and list of messages in the selected folder as usual, I'm being shown a "Search Folders" screen which I have been unable to clear. I've gone through the options on all of the drop-down menus (File, Edit, View, Message, Folder and Search) and checked Evolution's Help file as well as searching threads here but without success (yes, I have switched it off and on again - several times - and each time it's this "Search Folders" view which loads up).

Actually searching for messages which I know were in there before the hibernation event brings up the result "No message satisfies your search criteria", so I guess it's possible that the folder structure at the very least has been corrupted - but I still seem to have a complete Contact list, albeit one which isn't displayed all at once but which can be searched and returns results which I would expect.

Before I bite the bullet and re-install Evolution, can you please let me know if all that's needed is to toggle this "Search Folders" screen off, and if so, how?

Thanks in anticipation,



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