Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

What is descmap.pce and what do I do with it?

What is descmap.pce and what do I do with it?

What is descmap.pce and what do I do with it?

I have just installed a new hard drive due to a bad virus and I would like to restore my old, virus checked, mailboxes for Eudora from a zip file. When I unzipped the file I noticed that there are three different types: .mbx, .toc, and several files all with the same name "descmap.pce". It looks to me like these "descmap.pce". files are the "Location maps" for the mailboxes but I am not sure what to do with them. I don't remember them being there when I made the backup. Should I put them in the "Data folder" along with the .mbx and .toc files?

Anybody have any experience with this? Thanks for your help.

Laugh & Learn!
      Get "The Joke!"

RE: What is descmap.pce and what do I do with it?

They appear to be normally there, at least I also have them, however they are not necessary to restore your mailboxes, I have done this many times and all I copy are the .mbx and .toc files. Even the .toc files are not really necessary as Eudora will recreate them.

RE: What is descmap.pce and what do I do with it?

More information about descmap.pce from the Web Networks Help Site <http://support.web.ca/email/disaster.html>;:

Description map file

The descmap.pce file is a small text file that maps (i.e. associates) the mailbox descriptive names with the actual filenames - this is how you can give your mailboxes more than eight letter names. The format is fairly straightforward - look at one for an example. The mailbox sub-folder structure is not included - each of these subdirectories has its own descmap.pce file that describes the mailboxes in it. Eudora will automatically create this file on start-up if it doesn't find it, using the names of the .MBX files as the mailbox names, and .FOL subdirectories as folders (actually this is a guess).

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close