I don’t know it’s a bug or not but ‘Error While expunging folder‘ error message in Evolution is very annoying. You can’t empty your Trash bin mean if you don’t solve your evolution local database will become bigger and bigger. There are few solutions you can get from the Internet.
I wrote this article for easier solution with very clear instructions.
Now, I will show you how to fix this problem.
First thing first, back up your emails. In case, a worst thing happen you still have a back up.
Select any folder where you want to put your backup file and type a filename.
After you backup your emails, close your evolution.
Now open your file browser.
Go to evolution/mail/local folder. My location is ‘/home/taufanlubis/.evolution/mail/local‘, your one is only different after /home/your_one/…………..
The folder is hidden so you have to set your file browser to enable ‘Show hidden files‘.
Select any files that start with ‘.cmeta‘ and ‘.index‘.
After you deleted the files, open again your evolution.
Now, you can empty your trash.
As I said, you need to back up your emails first. Because, the process it may not 100% success.
When I did my one, I hope the whole process is success but I still got one email that is irrecoverably corrupted.