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other:thunderbird [2020/01/08 10:49]
jypeter Major rewrite!
other:thunderbird [2020/03/20 11:33]
jypeter [Restoring a TB configuration directory]
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 It's a good idea to move this folder to another known place, in order to be able to back it up or move it to a new computer later!</​note>​ It's a good idea to move this folder to another known place, in order to be able to back it up or move it to a new computer later!</​note>​
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 +<note important>​The steps for moving/​restoring the Firefox (FF) configuration directory are the same as the the Thunderbird steps below, except that [[other:​firefox|the location of the configuration directory is slightly different]].
 +</​note>​
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 <note warning>​\\ If you are using Linux, go the the [[other:​linux:​tb_ff|Thunderbird and Firefox on Linux]] page</​note>​ <note warning>​\\ If you are using Linux, go the the [[other:​linux:​tb_ff|Thunderbird and Firefox on Linux]] page</​note>​
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 ====== Restoring a TB configuration directory ====== ====== Restoring a TB configuration directory ======
  
-You have copied a TB configuration from another computer and want to use it! We assume that the restored ​TB directory is:+You have copied a TB configuration from another ​computer to your new computer and want to use it! We assume that the copied ​TB directory is:
  
   * ''<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB''​   * ''<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB''​
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   - Go to the configuration directory:   - Go to the configuration directory:
     * **Windows 7** or **Windows 10**: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird''​     * **Windows 7** or **Windows 10**: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird''​
-  - Do some cleaning:+  - **Do some cleaning**:
     - Remove the the ''​Thunderbird\Profiles\<​random_string>​.default\''​ directory that was created when you started TB for the first time on this computer     - Remove the the ''​Thunderbird\Profiles\<​random_string>​.default\''​ directory that was created when you started TB for the first time on this computer
-    - Remove the ''​Thunderbird\Profile\installs.ini''​ file (it will be automatically recreated later)+    - Remove the ''​Thunderbird\installs.ini''​ file and the ''​Crash Reports''​ and ''​Pending Pings''​ directories ​(they will be automatically recreated later)
   - Edit the ''​Thunderbird\profiles.ini''​ file so that TB knows where to look for the new location of its configuration directory   - Edit the ''​Thunderbird\profiles.ini''​ file so that TB knows where to look for the new location of its configuration directory
     * ''​IsRelative=1''​\\ => ''​IsRelative=0''​     * ''​IsRelative=1''​\\ => ''​IsRelative=0''​
     * ''​Path=Profiles\<​random_string>​.default''​\\ => ''​Path=<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB''​     * ''​Path=Profiles\<​random_string>​.default''​\\ => ''​Path=<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB''​
-    * When you are finished, the content of ''​profiles.ini''​ should be the following. If there are other settings defined in the file, you can (safely) erase them, and TB will add them again automatically the next time it is started\\ <​code>​[Profile0]+    * When you are finished ​(<wrap em>​don'​t forget to save the ''​profiles.ini''​ configuration file!</​wrap>​), the content of ''​profiles.ini''​ should be the following. If there are other settings defined in the file, you can (safely) erase them, and TB will add them again automatically the next time it is started\\ <​code>​[Profile0]
 Name=default Name=default
 IsRelative=0 IsRelative=0
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 Version=2</​code>​ Version=2</​code>​
   - Start TB and check that everything is OK and that you have access to your existing mailboxes and settings   - Start TB and check that everything is OK and that you have access to your existing mailboxes and settings
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 +<note warning>​**Firefox configuration special note**!
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 +\\ When following the TB steps to restore a **Firefox** (FF) configuration,​ **it is possible that FF will create a new configuration**,​ instead of the one specified in ''​profiles.ini''​.
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 +{{ :​other:​ff_new_profile.png?​300 |}}
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 +If that's the case:
 +  - Click on //​Continue//​ and don't worry about the creation of a new profile
 +  - Open the profile configuration page, by pasting ''​about:​profiles''​ in the location bar of FF
 +  - On this profile config page, locate the profile stored in ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox''​
 +  - Click on ''​Define as default''​ to make this the default profile
 +  - Restart FF
 +  - Open ''​about:​profiles''​ again and remove the profile(s) that is(/are) not using ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox''​
 +    * e.g. Remove a profile looking like\\ ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vqtxn50e.default-release''​
 +</​note>​
  
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other/thunderbird.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/30 12:45 by jypeter