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Thread: [SOLVED] Error: A folder with the name "foldername" already exists.

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    Default [SOLVED] Error: A folder with the name "foldername" already exists.

    I'm getting the following error when trying to create a new folder:
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    A folder with the name "foldername" already exists.
    I get the error from the webgui using Firefox 3.0.1 (latest), Thunderbird 2.0.0.16 (latest), and even tried Outlook Express 6.x just for the heck of it. None of them display the foldername, but shows all other folders.

    The error comes up when trying to create foldername in at the "root" level (same level as Inbox, Sent, and all my other folders). I remember trying to create that foldername a while ago and got some error. The foldername doesn't display in any of the above mail client tools and browsers.

    How can I get a list of folders of that account? (there might be other hidden folders that still exists.) And how can I delete it, so I can recreate it so that it will show up?

    ZCS Community Edition 5.0.7.

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    su - zimbra
    zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com gaf
    (Keep in mind it's one big structure, so any calendars with the same name at the root level prevent you from making a mail folder at root level with that name.)
    (Were you also saying that the error in the web-client doesn't replace "foldername" with the name of the folder you're trying to create? Or were you just talking about TB/OE there?)
    Last edited by mmorse; 08-13-2008 at 08:15 AM.

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    Code:
    su - zimbra
    zmmailbox -z -m <user> gaf
    keep in mind all data zimbra has, emails calendar and contacts are stored in "folders". this means if you have a contact list named "Friends" and then try to create a e-mail folder in the root called "Friends" you'll get that error

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    I ran that command and got something like this:
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    [zimbra@server ~]$ zmmailbox -z -m user@example.com gaf
            Id  View      Unread   Msg Count  Path
    ----------  ----  ----------  ----------  ----------
    ...<snip>...
        346666  appo           0           0  /Foldername
    ...<snip>...
    and noticed that the "Calendar" folder also has "appo" as a View type. So I checked my calendars in the webgui and, yup, there was a calendar created with that same foldername. Also I noticed Zimbra handles it case-insensitive, which is a good thing I think.

    So Calendar and folder names can't be the same. I get to learn something every day.

    Thanks again for the help!

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