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Trying to delete a subfolder in Thunderbird

Crimson
Grafter
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎23-06-2007

Trying to delete a subfolder in Thunderbird

Somehow I created a subfolder I named 'emails to keep' in 'Trash' in Thunderbird IMAP.  It was a mistake, I don't even know how I managed to create it under 'Trash,' and I would like to delete it. When I try to move it or delete it a notice comes up: "The current operation on 'emails to keep' did not succeed. The mail server for account xxx 'my email address' @.plus.com responded 'mailbox does not exist or must be subscribed to.'
When I empty deleted emails in the trash folder everything is deleted apart from this subfolder. If anyone can suggest how I can delete this folder it will really be appreciated. If necessary how would I subscribe to it, please if that's how to delete it? I'm hoping it's nothing too complicated.
Thank you.
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pwatson
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Registered: ‎26-11-2012

Re: Trying to delete a subfolder in Thunderbird

Try moving it (using drag and drop) to be sub-folder of Inbox and then delete it?
Crimson
Grafter
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎23-06-2007

Re: Trying to delete a subfolder in Thunderbird

Thanks for replying, pwatson.  This is strange but, without doing anything else that  I'm aware of, the subfolder has disappeared.  I tried to delete it and tried to drag it to another location all with no success.  When I logged in a few minutes ago there was no sign of the subfolder 'emails to keep.' 
I hope it doesn't wind me up by reappearing.
Thank you again.