[Users] can not read address book index

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Sat Dec 7 14:58:39 CET 2019

On Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:36:08 -0400
"J. Paul Bissonnette" <jpaulb at eastlink.ca> wrote: 

> I had a power outage, when I rebooted I got the above message. How do I
> reindex the address Book.

The file in question is ~/.claws-mail/addrbook/addrbook--index.xml

Perhaps you still have a backup copy:


If you have simply copy or rename it, dropping the .bak suffix.

Otherwise, create or edit addrbook--index.xml with the following format:

---- copy below -----
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <book name="Common Address" file="addrbook-000001.xml" />
---- copy above ----

You'll add a '<book name=....' line for each addressbook.

with regards


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