Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #13075
From: Thomas` <listst@woomeranet.com.au>
Subject: Re: Can't access accounts with % in name
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 07:10:50 +1000
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
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I forgot to mention that the resource fork was corrupted and couldn't be read by ResEdit. I managed to get the data fork out OK, but I'm wondering what was in 23 MBytes of resource fork. If it's only user settings, then there's nothing lost!

Thanks.

On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 07:01 Australia/Sydney, Christian F Buser wrote:

Hello Thomas`. At 06:24 +1000 28.05.2003, you wrote:


I've narrowed it down to two accounts. For each of these, the finder
says the file is over 23 MBytes, but SIMS says they are only a few
hundred K. Any other file reader I have also says the file content
is only a few hundred K. Removing these files, and making new
accounts with the same name, fixes the problem but loses the mail in
the accounts.

Any idea how to rescue the lost mail, or why they were 23 MB? Disk
First Aid said there were no errors on the disk at all.

The messages are in the data fork of the mailbox file, the user
settings are in the resource fork. Maybe the resource fork has grown
too much (means, is damaged)? So you could copy the text from the old
mailbox file to the new one using BBEdit or a similar text editor.

Christian.


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Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)
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