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other:thunderbird [2020/01/13 13:16]
jypeter
other:thunderbird [2020/03/20 11:33]
jypeter [Restoring a TB configuration directory]
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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\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''​
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   - 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
  
-<note warning>​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''​. If that's the case:+<note warning>**Firefox configuration special note**! 
 + 
 +\\ 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''​. 
 + 
 +{{ :​other:​ff_new_profile.png?​300 |}} 
 + 
 +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   - 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''​   - On this profile config page, locate the profile stored in ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox''​
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   - Restart FF   - Restart FF
   - Open ''​about:​profiles''​ again and remove the profile(s) that is(/are) not using ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox''​   - 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>​ </​note>​
  
other/thunderbird.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/30 12:45 by jypeter