I have been using T-bird 26 for years, but needed to upgrade for some reason, so on one computer only (I have 3,) I went straight to V91. The other two are still using V2… (læs mere)
I have been using T-bird 26 for years, but needed to upgrade for some reason, so on one computer only (I have 3,) I went straight to V91. The other two are still using V26, and I don't want to upgrade them till I get the bugs worked out of 91.
In the past I was able to share my eight address books across the computers by making a folder in My Documents called MyAddressBooks, then use Mega to synchronize the computers.
Then, I created some windows links to point the various .mab filenames in my T-bird profile to the sync'd files. (I had to make a separate link for each of my 8 address books. abook.mab, abook-1.mab, etc...)
This does not seem to work with V91. I created the links but V91 doesn't recognize the new address books.
As a test, I created a new address book (in V91) then found 3 new files in my profile called abook-1.sqlite, abook-1.sqlite-shm, and abook-1.sqlite-wal.
So, a couple of questions...
1) Did the name of the address book change from a .mab file to several sqlite files?
2) Am I safe to upgrade the other 2 computers to V91, then create links to all the new file names? I guess there will be 24 links I need to create now. Eight wasn't enough.
And some comments...
Why the hell was it necessary to go through all these hoops to simply share an address book across computers?
Why can't I tell T-Bird where my address books are located, and why did they force me to place them in my profile folder?
What advantages does it serve to go from a .mab file to a .sqlite file? (I assume the reason for this was to use a different database manager for the address books? Seems to me the old one worked just fine.)
Why call them abook-1 and abook-2, not simply use the name the user call's it when he creates it?