This forum is a discussion about improving the "Profiles - Where Thunderbird stores your messages and other user data" article. If you'd like to participate, please register.

If you need help with Firefox, please ask a question.

A simpler method to find your profile

  • 7 Replies
  • Last reply by duggabe
  1. duggabe 12 posts
    Report Abuse

    In the "How to find your profile" section, there is a simpler method of finding the profile which works for any operating system even if the profile is not in the default location:

    1) click on the menu button or menu bar. 2) under the help group, click on Troubleshooting Information. 3) in the Application Basics section, Profile Directory, click on Open Directory. 4) the File display (Windows Explorer, Mac Finder, Linux (Ubuntu) Files) will show the name of the profile as well as the path to it.

    This seems a lot easier for the less computer-savy user. BTW, this works on FF also (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile ).

    In the "How to find your profile" section, there is a simpler method of finding the profile which works for any operating system even if the profile is not in the default location: 1) click on the menu button or menu bar. 2) under the help group, click on Troubleshooting Information. 3) in the Application Basics section, Profile Directory, click on Open Directory. 4) the File display (Windows Explorer, Mac Finder, Linux (Ubuntu) Files) will show the name of the profile as well as the path to it. This seems a lot easier for the less computer-savy user. BTW, this works on FF also (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile ).
    Modified by duggabe on
  2. Roland Tanglao 286 posts
    Report Abuse

    hello duggabe

    You are absolutely right!

    Any chance you can edit the article yourself and make the changes (which i will revise and approve)? ...Roland

    duggabe said

    In the "How to find your profile" section, there is a simpler method of finding the profile which works for any operating system even if the profile is not in the default location: 1) click on the menu button or menu bar. 2) under the help group, click on Troubleshooting Information. 3) in the Application Basics section, Profile Directory, click on Open Directory. 4) the File display (Windows Explorer, Mac Finder, Linux (Ubuntu) Files) will show the name of the profile as well as the path to it. This seems a lot easier for the less computer-savy user. BTW, this works on FF also (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile ).
    hello duggabe You are absolutely right! Any chance you can edit the article yourself and make the changes (which i will revise and approve)? ...Roland ''duggabe [[#post-10383|said]]'' <blockquote> In the "How to find your profile" section, there is a simpler method of finding the profile which works for any operating system even if the profile is not in the default location: 1) click on the menu button or menu bar. 2) under the help group, click on Troubleshooting Information. 3) in the Application Basics section, Profile Directory, click on Open Directory. 4) the File display (Windows Explorer, Mac Finder, Linux (Ubuntu) Files) will show the name of the profile as well as the path to it. This seems a lot easier for the less computer-savy user. BTW, this works on FF also (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile ). </blockquote>
  3. duggabe 12 posts
    Report Abuse

    Roland, I will give it a shot. It will be my first time for doing an edit, so I'm learning as I go...

    Roland, I will give it a shot. It will be my first time for doing an edit, so I'm learning as I go...
  4. duggabe 12 posts
    Report Abuse

    I did it. I wanted to use the graphics from the FF version, but I didn't know where to find them.

    I did it. I wanted to use the graphics from the FF version, but I didn't know where to find them.
  5. Roland Tanglao 286 posts
    Report Abuse

    that's fantastic duggabe! Big thanks! i will review and give you my feedback today or tomorrow! ...Roland

    duggabe said

    I did it. I wanted to use the graphics from the FF version, but I didn't know where to find them.
    that's fantastic duggabe! Big thanks! i will review and give you my feedback today or tomorrow! ...Roland ''duggabe [[#post-10389|said]]'' <blockquote> I did it. I wanted to use the graphics from the FF version, but I didn't know where to find them. </blockquote>
  6. duggabe 12 posts
    Report Abuse

    Roland, In the section on Where is my profile stored?, we need to remove the reference to "the screenshots below" (3 places). Do you want me to do that?

    - Barry
    
    Roland, In the section on Where is my profile stored?, we need to remove the reference to "the screenshots below" (3 places). Do you want me to do that? - Barry
  7. Roland Tanglao 286 posts
    Report Abuse

    hi barry aka duggabe:

    Sure please remove "to the screenshots below" and then i'll edit your edit with those references removed!

    ...Roland

    duggabe said

    Roland, In the section on Where is my profile stored?, we need to remove the reference to "the screenshots below" (3 places). Do you want me to do that? - Barry
    hi barry aka duggabe: Sure please remove "to the screenshots below" and then i'll edit your edit with those references removed! ...Roland ''duggabe [[#post-10391|said]]'' <blockquote> Roland, In the section on Where is my profile stored?, we need to remove the reference to "the screenshots below" (3 places). Do you want me to do that? - Barry </blockquote>
  8. duggabe 12 posts
    Report Abuse

    I think it is ready to go. I'd forgotten that I had already spotted those and removed them with my edit. I don't see any other problems.

    I think it is ready to go. I'd forgotten that I had already spotted those and removed them with my edit. I don't see any other problems.