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Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I've gone through most of the questions asked regarding this and have tried to follow all of the directions but none of them work. Let me begin by saying this is the wor… (read more)

I've gone through most of the questions asked regarding this and have tried to follow all of the directions but none of them work. Let me begin by saying this is the worst time I've ever had at migrating from an old computer to a new computer using TB ever. EVER! This is the worst. I am moving from an ASUS Win11 to a HP Win11 so there shouldn't be that much of a problem. I've done this more than a few times so I know the drill of copying the %appdata% from one place to another. I have installed uninstalled deleted reinstalled, uninstalled reinstalled deleted three times and keep getting the same problem and have been doing this going on three days. I donated to get his copy and am about to ask for my donation back if I don't get a very simple answer. I keep getting that error message no matter what I do. I need a very simple walk through on how to get what I am able to save from the old computer into the new computer without a lot of magic and rain dancing and click here and delete this and see if this sticks. I need a very simple take your profile.zip and unpak it here then open TB and do this. PERIOD. The profile is on the same computer not a server. If I cannot get a quick down and dirty answer please just tell me and I'll ask for my donation back and move to MS outlook and deal with their FU'ed POS. I really don't know why TB has taken a turn for the worst here. But it's not looking good IMHO.

Asked by Frank 53 minutes ago

[MacOS] Firefox not opening even once, stuck on not responding even after reinstalling

While following this step in order to reduce CPU and memory consumption of firefox [content-prefs.sqlite file], I accidently deleted the Profile folder itself. After thi… (read more)

While following this step in order to reduce CPU and memory consumption of firefox [content-prefs.sqlite file], I accidently deleted the Profile folder itself.

After this firefox wasn't opening and was stuck on not responding in activity monitor.

I reinstalled firefox, multiple times even after a shutdown, removing any old files in the Library folder. Still it's stuck on the same issue, firefox doesn't opens up even once.

Asked by Vidit Agarwal 2 hours ago

Last reply by Vidit Agarwal 2 hours ago

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tried to import emails by changing local directory

my windows 11 was crashed and browsing was not working so i repaired my window, thunderbird lost all profiles and data from the program but all the emails and folders nam… (read more)

my windows 11 was crashed and browsing was not working so i repaired my window, thunderbird lost all profiles and data from the program but all the emails and folders names i had are visible in local directory, so i tried to setup new account and then change local directory to my old directory. i did this few times before and it worked perfectly but now this method is not working and only handful of emails imported i need help and solution, these are years of emails and very important last few weeks important emails are missing

Asked by Azeem 007k 1 day ago

Answered by david 14 hours ago

Question on Firefox Browser from Microsoft Store

I am in the process of migrating to a new Windows 11 PC. I am a long-time user of Firefox and have version 126.0 - 64 bit on my old PC. On my new PC I apparently download… (read more)

I am in the process of migrating to a new Windows 11 PC. I am a long-time user of Firefox and have version 126.0 - 64 bit on my old PC. On my new PC I apparently downloaded it from the Microsoft Store during all my software installs. That version shows as "Windows MSIX Package Mozilla – MSIX – 1.0”

Are there differences between the 2 versions and should I do anything such as reinstalling from Mozilla?

Thanks, BillT

Asked by billtag 11 hours ago

Migrate complete user profiles from snap to apt install

I need to migrate the complete profile (all settings, bookmarks, passwords etc) from a snap install to an apt install on the same system. Currently I have both versions i… (read more)

I need to migrate the complete profile (all settings, bookmarks, passwords etc) from a snap install to an apt install on the same system. Currently I have both versions installed, but i want to remove the abomination that is snap..

I tried copying ~/snap/firefox/common/.mozilla/firefox files to ~/.mozilla/firefox but that doesnt seem to work. Since this is a multi-user system i dont want to rely on mozilla accounts to sync everything to the cloud.

What do i need to do in order to migrate all the data from one install to another?

Asked by Patrick Winnem 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

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Abort update after it downloaded but not installed yet

A computer is still running Thunderbird 102 happily. That is the plan -- the user is NOT prepared to deal with 115 and later, and the changes therein. Somehow, even thoug… (read more)

A computer is still running Thunderbird 102 happily. That is the plan -- the user is NOT prepared to deal with 115 and later, and the changes therein. Somehow, even though it was supposedly set to only install updates when you told it to, it downloaded and began the process of installing 115. So it's up and running now at 102, but says that when you restart, it will go to 115. Please don't tell me how wonderful 115 is; been there, done that, it's not my machine but it's someone near and dear to me who detests computers in the first place but has to use them so gratuitous changes are utterly unwelcome....

So is there a way to delete something and tell Thunderbird to just keep running 102 and not do the upgrade? If I have to reinstall 102 on top of the old profile, which contains many gigabytes of IMPORTANT mail, I can deal with that. I assume that the profile hasn't been munged yet by the update so I'm asking now. Thanks!

Asked by fred37 1 day ago

Answered by fred37 21 hours ago

Can't install Thunderbird, also very slow

Hello! I have tried to install the normal Thunderbird on my PC for months now. Everytime all it does is count more and more files, folders etc. I can't get it to install… (read more)

Hello! I have tried to install the normal Thunderbird on my PC for months now. Everytime all it does is count more and more files, folders etc. I can't get it to install. The two screenshots were made within a few minutes. I let it install for around an hour one time and it simply counted more and more files without ever moving in progress. I really don't know what to do. Restarts, redownloads, nothing works. Maybe someone knows what's wrong. Thanks!

Asked by Phrimpy 4 months ago

Last reply by Phrimpy 1 day ago

TBird can't authenticate on Microsoft hotmail SMTP

After recent update to Thunderbird 115.11.0, I can't send emails through my hotmail smtp server. Error message: Sending of the message failed. The message could not be … (read more)

After recent update to Thunderbird 115.11.0, I can't send emails through my hotmail smtp server.

Error message: Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp-mail.outlook.com timed out. Try again.

I read the Thunderbird update for 2024 information that recommends changing Normal Password to OAuth, but OAuth is not an option on the drop down list of methods. (see attached)

How do I fix this? Thanks

Asked by michaelknoerzer 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 day ago

"failed to find the settings for your email account"

I've been getting error messages when I send emails using thunderbird about server timing out. As a last resort I tried removing all accounts, and just set it up again. B… (read more)

I've been getting error messages when I send emails using thunderbird about server timing out. As a last resort I tried removing all accounts, and just set it up again. But then I started getting the error message during manual configuration step "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account". I've already tried creating a new profile I'm still getting the same error.

here's the manual configuration I'm working with Incoming: IMAP, port 993, SSL/TLS, Normal password Outgoing: port 587, STARTTLS, Normal password

our team uses GoDaddy for email domains - not sure if that's relevant or not. other teammates have been able to set it up successfully. Same configuration, account and password.

Asked by Lyra Lambatin 1 day ago

Last reply by david 1 day ago

wNT TO GET RID OF NORTON

HELLO. I WANT TO GET RID OF NORTON. Must be my own fault ?? But Norton took over the normal usw of mu pc/desktop and now I cant use Googlw or Firefox nomore. Everyt… (read more)

HELLO. I WANT TO GET RID OF NORTON. Must be my own fault ?? But Norton took over the normal usw of mu pc/desktop and now I cant use Googlw or Firefox nomore. Everything else seems to be blocked too. Sorry but I am 88years of ahe and have no idea (nor help available) to makw an end at this trrible thing. I am also almost blind so forgive me misTakes in this writing. hope you can help me Thank you. and please asa possible.

Asked by rita.raithel 1 day ago

Azure Virtual Desktop

Hello, We have a client using Azure Virtual Desktops. Most of the users prefer to use Firefox. We are having an issue that anytime we update Firefox and reimage the vi… (read more)

Hello,

We have a client using Azure Virtual Desktops. Most of the users prefer to use Firefox. We are having an issue that anytime we update Firefox and reimage the virtual hosts. When the users login they get a new Firefox profile. We have to remote in and copy their old profile data to the new profile.

Is there a better way for us to handle Firefox and profiling in and Azure Virtual Desktop deployment?

Asked by jbrady6 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

Can I Upgrade from 68.12.1 to 78.14.0 on MAC OS 10.11.6 ?

I'm having problems with the Cardbook add-on but it is up to date based on my version of TB. When I go into Preferences->Advanced-> Update 'Check for Updates' shows… (read more)

I'm having problems with the Cardbook add-on but it is up to date based on my version of TB. When I go into Preferences->Advanced-> Update 'Check for Updates' shows I'm up to date. However, when I check archived versions it looks like the last version that worked with a MAC release of less than 10.12 is 78.14.0.

I'm confused if I can upgrade to 78.14 and how I would do it?

Thanks for any advice

P.S. and yes, it's a very old Macbook from 2009.

Asked by DS256 2 days ago

Last reply by DS256 1 day ago

Not Updating on Windows 10

I am posting this on my Mac Monterey; but the problem is on my Windows 10. It is similar to my last post about Firefox on that system. Updating is hanging. About Thund… (read more)

I am posting this on my Mac Monterey; but the problem is on my Windows 10. It is similar to my last post about Firefox on that system. Updating is hanging. About Thunderbird shows an update available, just as that feature on Firefox did last week. However, though it indicates that it is attempting to download, it shows that nothing is downloading. So, there is a spinning icon on the left, but zero bytes downloading, just as Firefox did. After a restart last week Firefox applied the download. The same action occurs now with Thunderbird. To contrast, that same update just downloaded and applied on this Mac Monterey. The version on Windows 10 is 115.10.2, 64-Bit. There is a general Windows Update problem on that system. Edge, on the other hand, downloads its updates without any problem. I just ran a Troubleshooter that Windows makes available under Settings, Update and Security, Troubleshoot. Right now I am about to restart that computer.

Asked by tightpurchaser 5 days ago

Last reply by tightpurchaser 1 day ago

Latest Update Will Not Download

This is my Mac Monterey. My Windows 10 is in Safe Mode With Networking. The last update will not download. That version is 125.0.3. What's available under Windows upd… (read more)

This is my Mac Monterey. My Windows 10 is in Safe Mode With Networking. The last update will not download. That version is 125.0.3. What's available under Windows updates does not download either. Now I am running my antivirus on my Windows to see if it runs clean. I do not know why I cannot apply these updates.

Asked by tightpurchaser 1 week ago

Last reply by tightpurchaser 1 day ago

Lost all data

Had all my emails stored locally. Accidentally uninstalled Thunderbird. Reinstalled. Unable to Import my old settings from my "profile". Error message says "Unexpected… (read more)

Had all my emails stored locally. Accidentally uninstalled Thunderbird. Reinstalled. Unable to Import my old settings from my "profile". Error message says "Unexpected error" Was able to import configuration alone, but it was all wrong. Can't set up my gmail account. Error message "Malformed server" Please help

Asked by nightrad 2 weeks ago

Last reply by nightrad 1 day ago