Problem exporting AOL personal filing cabinet
Posted on 2006-06-28
I'm trying to migrate my gf's mum's email to Thunderbird from the AOL crappy interface. She would ideally like her old email imported into Thunderbird, but this is where i'm getting stuck.
I've tested some software (the best of which I found was 'pfcviewer') on a very old PFC file (only 8Mb) from a couple of years ago, and the program exported the messages perfectly!
Her current personal cabinet file is 23Mb, and no program can read it properly. There are no errors, the program doesn't use any CPU either. With pfcviewer it necer gets past 25%. With Emailchemy, it never manages to export even a single message - just sits there.
I found the equivalent CACHE file for the PFC (173Kb) and opening this in pfcviewer, it shows all the messages but without attachments. So I wonder, is the main PFC file corrupted?
Does anyone have any ideas how I can export the messages?