Workaround Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Try "Manually sort folders 1.1". It sorts accounts the same way and does it also for folders within an account.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on used to be great to rearrange the list of accounts but it doesn't anymore stopping with a script error saying "XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://folderpane/content/folderpanePref.xul
Line Number 263, Column 19:" Hoping for a solution for this otherwise great add-on.

one of my fav addons is broken with the current thunderbird version Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Thunderbird 31.3.0 on Arch Linux
Folderpane 0.61

Preferences in the Addons-Manager returns an error message:

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://folderpane/content/folderpanePref.xul
Line Number 263, Column 19: <menuitem label="&filemessageschoosethis.label;"

While the custom order of folders is still displayed it can not be canged any more and other options (like excluding certain folders from te messaging of new mails) do not work any more.

I tried to remove te file localstore.rdf but tis did not fix the problem.

Broken Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on but it no longer works in Thunderbird 31.3.0.

Clarification for user 'franc' Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Sorry, you have misunderstood the meaning of 'Start Folder'.

It is not the top folder in the list.

It is the one which is always focused on Thunderbird startup. Its content is therefore always displayed in the thread pane on startup.

You have described the correct method to always show 'Local Folders" at the top of the folders pane.

That is not what I commented on and you will see that I did not mention 'top position' or anything similar in my previous review.

If you click on 'Local Folders' in the folders pane, you will see what I want to see in the thread pane whenever Thunderbird starts.

When it was working, 'Folderpane Tools' used to provide this feature - one simply chose 'Local Folders' as the start folder.

Unfortunately, 'Folderpane Tools' no longer works and, although 'Manually Sort Folders' does allow one to select a start folder, that facility does not include 'Local Folders' as 'Folderpane tools used to.

From 'franc's review on November 3, 2014:

".. I looked around and like another here posted (user "RDL"), the only reason why I used Folderpane Tools was to set the Local Folder on top position."

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

the new addon is :

Use "Manually Sort Folders 1.1" Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This Add-On is now forever broken, it seems.
So I looked around and like another here posted (user "RDL"), the only reason why I used Folderpane Tools was to set the Local Folder on top position.

Always I used the much better Add-On "Manually Sort Folders", which I thought just could not set the Local Folder on the first position, but this wrong!

It only has to be set as Default Folder (on the first tab right side in the middle) and after TB restart the Local Folder is the top one.
See this on github:

So no need at all to fix this Folderpane Tools, just use the Manually Sort Folders Add-On for good :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well, I'm sad this addon doesn't work anymore, but maybe we can use "Manually sort folders" addon. It looks similar.

Was one of my favorite add-ons until 31+ Rated 4 out of 5 stars

While the problem of "Error parsing XML: Enttity not defined.." can easily be fixed...

<menuitem label="&filemessageschoosethis.label;" ...

is back reference to

<!ENTITY filemessageschoosethis.label "&renamefolderchoosethis.label;">

which was likely the workaround that was done when the filemessageschoosethis.label went away in a previous Thunderbird version? Well, renamefolderchoosethis.label is now gone, so either need to find something else (or define one....edit all the locale files in the add-on?)

Or for quick, I just changed the menuitem to be:

<menuitem label="choose this folder" ...

After I did this, the preferences dialog will appear....however mine has an empty accounts list, probably something else changed in the internals (or got fixed?)

Think I'll just try the other add-on mentioned in another review....until that review mentioned, I hadn't noticed that the Startup Folder functionality had stopped working, just that something was different and I didn't like it. It was adding a couple more accounts to my Thunderbird at work that led to discovering that I couldn't use this add-on anymore....

Yes, an upgrade please! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This was a great add-on, but, sadly, with Thunderbird 31+ it no longer works. Not having a customized startup folder is a nuisance every time Thunderbird starts! If it can be done, please fix this add-on to work with the latest versions of Thunderbird. If that can't be done, does anyone know of an add-on that allows one to customize the startup folder in Thunderbird?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great little addon, but please update for Thunderbird 31.1.

An upgrade please... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Everything was perfect until version 31...

Not compatible with TB 31.0 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It doesn't work with Thunderbird 31.0 anymore.
"XML-Verarbeitungsfehler: Nicht definierte Entität
Adresse: chrome://folderpane/content/folderpanePref.xul
Zeile Nr. 263, Spalte 19: <menuitem label="&filemessageschoosethis.label;"
Also the open tabs are closed after a restart of Thunderbird.

Update needed Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Does not work with TB31. See error-msg below..
Once working again, more *s will be given, as I like this addon and miss it terribly.

Not working on Thunderbird 31.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Error parsing XML: Entity not defined
Address: chrome://folderpane/content/folderpanePref.xul
Line 263, column 19: <menuitem label="&filemessageschoosethis.label;"

Ne fonctionne plus qu'a moitié depuis la dernière MAJ de TB Rated 3 out of 5 stars

impossible de choisir le dossier d'ouverture
erreur d'analyse xml : entité non définie

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Muito bom, funciona ao que se propõe. Permitiu organizar a ordem de minhas contas no Thunderbird.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very Helpful

Doesn't show all accounts Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have three accounts. FolderPane only shows two.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@remmie -I've been using Folderpane Tools with many other extensions, and I do not have the problem you report, so most likely it is a conflict with another extension, not Folderpane itself that is causing your problem. Troubleshooting extension conflicts can be a 'pane' (pun intended), but I would recommend the half-split method...For an extension that has been in maintenance mode for as long as this one has, and to continue working as well as it has, is amazing - 5 stars...