[Users] Moving to new computer

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Mon Dec 9 19:52:54 CET 2013


On Mon, 9 Dec 2013 18:51:49 +0100
Michael Rasmussen <mir at miras.org> dijo:

>On Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:38:13 -0800
>John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> 
>> Something is missing on the new computer, but I can't figure out
>> what. All the accounts and configurations look exactly the same as
>> on the old computer. What have I forgotten to transfer to the new
>> computer?

>I am pretty sure it has something to do with permissions. The literal
>username and groupname is actually used by the OS numerically so if
>your numerical value for user and group are different on your old
>computer compared to your new computer claws will not be able to read
>and write any messages in the folders.
>
>How to fix: Shutdown claws and do the following:
>sudo chown -R <username>:<group> ~/.claws-mail

That seems to have done the trick. Thanks!


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