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other:thunderbird [2019/04/15 11:10]
jypeter [Restoring a TB configuration directory] Improved for Win10
other:thunderbird [2019/10/02 17:50] (current)
jypeter Improved the notes
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     * Windows XP: Select Tools => Folders'​ options => Display     * Windows XP: Select Tools => Folders'​ options => Display
     * Windows 7: Select Organize => Folders and search options => Display     * Windows 7: Select Organize => Folders and search options => Display
-  ​- Enable Display hidden files and folders+    * [[other:​win10config#​displaying_hidden_folders|Windows 10]] 
 +  ​- Enable ​//Display hidden files and folders//
  
-====== Moving the TB configuration directory ======+====== Moving the TB configuration ​directory to a specific ​directory ======
  
   - Make sure TB is not running!   - Make sure TB is not running!
   - Go to the TB directory   - Go to the TB directory
-    * Windows XP: C:​\Documents and Settings\<​your_login>​\Application Data\Thunderbird +    * Windows XP: ''​C:​\Documents and Settings\<​your_login>​\Application Data\Thunderbird''​ 
-    * Windows 7: C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird +    * Windows 7: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird''​ 
-  - Locate the TB configuration directory in the Thunderbird\Profiles directory (a sub-directory named <​random_string>​.default) +    * Windows 10: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird''​ 
-  - Copy <​random_string>​.default to a fixed and known location on the computer, preferably a sub-directory of the manually created [[other:​win7migrate#​be_ready_to_move_your_files|user DATA FOLDER]] and give a meaningful name to the directory +  - Locate the TB configuration directory in the ''​Thunderbird\Profiles'' ​directory (a sub-directory named ''​<​random_string>​.default''​
-    * We suggest: <​random_string>​.default\ => <​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB\ +  - Copy ''​<​random_string>​.default'' ​to a fixed and known location on the computer, preferably a sub-directory of the manually created [[other:​win7migrate#​be_ready_to_move_your_files|user DATA FOLDER]] and give a meaningful name to the directory 
-  - Edit the Thunderbird\profiles.ini file so that TB knows where to look for the new location of its configuration directory +    * We suggest ​the following copy/rename''​<​random_string>​.default\'' ​=> ''​<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB\''​ 
-    * IsRelative=1\\ => IsRelative=0 +  - Edit the ''​Thunderbird\profiles.ini'' ​file so that TB knows where to look for the new location of its configuration directory 
-    * Path=Profiles\<​random_string>​.default\\ => Path=<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB+    * ''​IsRelative=1''​\\ => ''​IsRelative=0''​ 
 +    * ''​Path=Profiles\<​random_string>​.default''​\\ => ''​Path=<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB''​
   - Start TB and check that everything is the same as before ​   - Start TB and check that everything is the same as before ​
-  - Later, when things seem to work correctly, remove the original Thunderbird\Profiles\<​random_string>​.default directory!+  - **Later**, when things seem to work correctly, remove the original ​''​Thunderbird\Profiles\<​random_string>​.default'' ​directory!
  
 ====== Restoring a TB configuration directory ====== ====== Restoring a TB configuration directory ======
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   * ''<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB''​   * ''<​disk:>​\Users\<​your_login>​\Thunderbird\Profiles\<​your_login>​_TB''​
  
-  - Start and exit TB, in order to have it initialize ​the default configuration+  - Start and exit TB, in order to have it initialize ​its default configuration
   - Go to the configuration directory:   - Go to the configuration directory:
     * Windows 7: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird''​     * Windows 7: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>​\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird''​
other/thunderbird.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/02 17:50 by jypeter