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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?

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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.
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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).

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