View Full Version : [ubuntu] Evolution Error

May 2nd, 2011, 01:24 PM
I've upgraded to 11.04 and now Evolution doesn't work right. It shows there are unread messages in my inbox, but when I click on it, it says "Error Generating Message List" at the bottom, with an exclamation mark in a red circle. When I click on that, it says "database disk image is malformed". I've uninstalled and reinstalled Evolution, but get the same message. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

May 2nd, 2011, 01:51 PM
It sounds like your mail folders are corrupted. When I had a similar problem, removing the folders.db file solved it, but maybe back it up, just in case ;)

You could remove the file using the following method:

Quit from Evolution, then issue these commands in a terminal window:

mv ~/.evolution/mail/local/folders.db ~/folders_1.db
mv ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local/folders.db ~/folders_2.db

Restart Evolution and it should rebuild the database.

If that fails, you can always move the db files back to their previous location from the backups.

May 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
Worked like a charm. Thanks.

May 2nd, 2011, 02:57 PM
Great stuff :) if you wouldn't mind, could you please use the "Thread Tools" menu at the top of the page, and mark this thread as [SOLVED]?


Windoze Refugee
May 5th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Genius. Many thanks. WR