All my Pidgin accounts have disappeared

Etan Reisner deryni at
Wed Apr 23 16:35:22 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 01:40:53PM -0700, Barbara Kroczak wrote:
> I have happily been using Pidgin for over a year now on my Windows laptop.
> I came back from lunch today and my laptop was frozen.
> I powered it down, restarted it and all my Pidgin accounts have disappeared.
> Is there any way to recover them or do I have to enter them all over
> again????

That depends on exactly what happened. You can see if you have a backup
accounts.xml file in ~/.purple or if their is a ~/.purple/accounts.xml
file with your accounts that is corrupted in a salvageable way.


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