Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6443 closed defect (fixed)

Repair of Corrupt blist.xml

Reported by: argh Owned by: marv
Milestone: Component: Yahoo!/Yahoo! JAPAN
Version: 2.4.3 Keywords: blist.xml


Somehow my blist.xml file became corrupted so that a group name looks like this:

group name='uBusiness

This causes pidgin to display the following message:

Error Reading blist.xml

An error was encountered reading your buddy list. They have not been loaded, and the old file has been renamed to C:\Users\my name\AppData?\Roaming\.purple\blist.xml~.

When I edit blist.xml and remove the u characters and save it, pidgin loads without the error, however, the blist.xml file is re-corrupted and a restart produces the same error.

Any ideas on how to correct this?

Thank you.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from unclassified to Yahoo!
  • Owner changed from lschiere to marv

You should be able to rename the group to fix the corrupted entry on the server.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by argh

Ah -- a little persistence helped me out here. I was just about to say that the group doesn't show up in pidgin -- probably since it has a corrupt name. Otherwise, I would right-click it and rename it. I can move a contact to it, but then that contact shows up in a group called XAIM. Well -- I right clicked the group XAIM, and the name changed to uBusiness and I was able to rename it.

Thanks for your reply. It's fixed.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

argh says fixed

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