migrating kmail stuff to kde4

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue May 19 07:54:15 BST 2009

On Tuesday, 2009-05-19, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 May 2009 02:48:23 Rick Miles wrote:
> > Can anyone provide instructions for migrating my kmail stuff from kde3 to
> > kde4?
> >
> > Besides the obvious ~/Mail directory what needs to be moved from ~/.kde?
> > ... or indeed what can be moved safely?

You only need to copy ~/Mail if you don't want to use that location any 

> You can copy any or all of ~/.kde/share/apps and :/kde/share/config.

You can even copy or rename .kde/
It is quite weird though that you would have to copy anything at all.
While some distributions decided to use a different base directory for KDE4, 
they usually also provide a migration tool which does the copying.

> > If you missed my comments in a previous thread I have lost my filters,
> I would guess that they are in one of the config files.

Correct, kmailrc

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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