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Copying the .thunderbird directory from old computer onto new computer no longer works.

Copying the .thunderbird directory from old computer onto new computer no longer works. Following instruction here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbi… (read more)

Copying the .thunderbird directory from old computer onto new computer no longer works.

Following instruction here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer is not possible because nothing happens when I click at this point: "On your destination computer Locate the "Profile Folder" entry, then click Open Directory."

Thunderbird is a Flatpak 91.9.1 (64-bit) Thunderbird-flatpak - 1.0 on Fedora-36.

Asked by ChrisOfBristol 2 years ago

Answered by ChrisOfBristol 2 years ago

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Where can I find a downloadable thunderbird 38.1.0 for Mac OS 10.11.6 El Capitan?

All the posts suggest Please see https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all/ but that just offers the latest version (current 91.9.1) which won't run on El Capitan… (read more)

All the posts suggest

 Please see https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all/

but that just offers the latest version (current 91.9.1) which won't run on El Capitan.

Other posts tell you to look at

 https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/releases/

but that only gives you the release notes for the older versions, without any download links.

How do you get the older versions?

Asked by firefox-nmm 2 years ago

Answered by firefox-nmm 2 years ago

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TB re-install/import ONLY local folders?

After a complete hard drive meltdown, I had to re-install windows (10 Pro) and then TB, which is now a blank slate. I have my old profile stored. But in it, my two primar… (read more)

After a complete hard drive meltdown, I had to re-install windows (10 Pro) and then TB, which is now a blank slate. I have my old profile stored. But in it, my two primary e-mail accounts were POP3 (alongside a number of IMAP accounts) and I was never sure how to switch them to IMAP without having to change the e-mail addresses. And I always quickly moved e-mails out of the inbox into a series of local folders for storage. So pretty much everything I need to reference is in some kind of local folder. So my question is: 1. Is it possible to selectively import local folders from an old TB profile into my newly-installed TB? OR 2. Should I load my old profile and then try to change the two primary accounts to IMAP and can I/how do I do that while keeping the e-mail address? I currently have the new TB on my desktop and the old TB with my profile on my laptop with the "check for new messages" disabled on all accounts. NB I am 60+ and while relatively computer literate for my age, maybe somebody could ... to quote Tom Hanks ... explain it to me like I'm a 3-year-old :0 TIA for any help, Rebecca

Asked by mail1423 2 years ago

Answered by mail1423 1 year ago

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Access to banking websites

Hi New Dell Inspiron 15-3000, installed Firefox 100 in new laptop, transfered all files via LAN from old laptop All websites work ok except 2 of the 4 banking websites I … (read more)

Hi New Dell Inspiron 15-3000, installed Firefox 100 in new laptop, transfered all files via LAN from old laptop All websites work ok except 2 of the 4 banking websites I use. One site will not accept my login the other will open after putting in my login twice Have gone to "troubleshoot mode" and both sites work , go back to "normal" and they do not work Any clues how to fix this, not to technical please I am not a computer whizz and all children have left home Many thanks Ron Managh

Asked by ronmanagh 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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New laptop - installed FF but doesn't work, blank pages

I got a new Acer laptop with windows 11 (64bit). I downloaded FF but when I open it, it just gives a blank page. If I type in an address nothing happens. I have tried rei… (read more)

I got a new Acer laptop with windows 11 (64bit). I downloaded FF but when I open it, it just gives a blank page. If I type in an address nothing happens. I have tried reinstalling but nothing seems to work

Asked by indawnsshadow 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Backed up profile into new computer not recognized

I got a new pc so I copied the thunderbird file from the old pc to an usb following the instructions in this site. I copied back into the new pc (thunderbird) without cre… (read more)

I got a new pc so I copied the thunderbird file from the old pc to an usb following the instructions in this site. I copied back into the new pc (thunderbird) without creating a new account and nothing. I did it creating a new account and nothing. installed and reinstalled thunderbird and copied just the profile folder and nothing, copied just the local folder and nothing , thunderbird always open asking to set up a new account and old profile doesn't get recognized. I need help please cause I don't want to loose my saved mails. I have tried many options stated in this web siete but none of them seems to work. it is very frustrating that such a simple solution from here it doesn't work.

Asked by fantom305 1 year ago

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Migration of email messages to new PC

Dear TB helpers, I have a migration problem for email messages needing to be transferred please to a new PC. They resided in my previous TB within local folders, i.e., on… (read more)

Dear TB helpers, I have a migration problem for email messages needing to be transferred please to a new PC. They resided in my previous TB within local folders, i.e., on my old PC.

Having backed them up by copying and pasting the old profile (and all its contents) on to an external HDD, I have also recopied the profile to a desktop folder on the new PC. It has a lot of sbd suffix folders and msf subfolders and many items with a name but no suffix.

The newly installed TB (IMAP method for my gmail address) on the new PC has a different 8-character ID as the default user new profile, i.e., different from the 8-character ID for the TB profile on the old PC.

Can the old email messages be added to the new TB local folders in the new PC under the new profile by following certain simple steps? I would not want to lose these 25 GB of messages as some could be needed for future reference. Just looking for continuity really but do not trust my knowledge of TB.

Regards, Bill 30may22.

Asked by billhoodless 1 year ago

Answered by billhoodless 1 year ago

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Restore profile to new Thunderbird

I had to refresh the OS on my Ubuntu machine and thus lost my Thunderbird application but my home directory is intact and my previous profile (containing multiple mail ac… (read more)

I had to refresh the OS on my Ubuntu machine and thus lost my Thunderbird application but my home directory is intact and my previous profile (containing multiple mail accounts) is present. When I reinstalled Thunderbird it starts with all settings blank. How can I point to my existing profile without rebuilding all the account information from scratch?

Asked by Tom.w 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Password on Incoming Mail

Thunderbird used to ask me for my password on incoming emails but this has now disappeared and mail is automatically downloaded when I open Thunderbird. How do I re-insta… (read more)

Thunderbird used to ask me for my password on incoming emails but this has now disappeared and mail is automatically downloaded when I open Thunderbird. How do I re-instate this? I have version 91.10.0 on a Mac and have a POP3 account. I am still asked to enter a password for sending mail and would like to keep this feature.

Asked by gailsong 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Update to foxfire and logins and passwords are gone and I cannot add them back in

Two day ago the update wiped out my logins and passwords but not bookmarks I added them from google but they do not save I have reinstalled current an past versions but … (read more)

Two day ago the update wiped out my logins and passwords but not bookmarks I added them from google but they do not save I have reinstalled current an past versions but it will not hold any logins or passwords in memory

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Asked by jaysea5413 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Just concern: I think there is something wrong with your webpage or certificate I guess

I don't have time and effort to describe the scenario as I am getting sleepy. But I have pics to describe what I have experienced. But having that experience, I felt star… (read more)

I don't have time and effort to describe the scenario as I am getting sleepy. But I have pics to describe what I have experienced. But having that experience, I felt started to hesitate downloading your installer of mozilla firefox but I nahhed it to continue installing until I successfully installed mozilla firefox.

EXAMPLES OF URL WITH SAME EXPERIENCE:

MICROSOFT EDGE: https://cdn.stubdownloader.services.mozilla.com/builds/firefox-stub/en-US/win/3939fc619c92d2815b531fb111838420a073643482c5036670ddaeba36f1cc79/Firefox%20Installer.exe

GOOGLE CHROME: https://stubdownloader.services.mozilla.com/?attribution_code=c291cmNlPShub3Qgc2V0KSZtZWRpdW09KGRpcmVjdCkmY2FtcGFpZ249KG5vdCBzZXQpJmNvbnRlbnQ9KG5vdCBzZXQpJmV4cGVyaW1lbnQ9KG5vdCBzZXQpJnZhcmlhdGlvbj0obm90IHNldCkmdWE9Y2hyb21lJnZpc2l0X2lkPTE2NzgzNDgyODMuMTY0ODczOTQ0Mw..&attribution_sig=380ddd133c31ec40f8c51acb6a79d9db8985f0ae84092734780c578740e33547&lang=en-US&os=win&product=firefox-stub

I just concern.

Asked by Alex 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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T Bird upgrade 91.9.0 (32-bit) causes search issue on Cardbook

Just installed an upgrade to Tbird, and the Cardbook integration fails, in that you can no longer put in a search. The search area is greyed out. Can scroll to record b… (read more)

Just installed an upgrade to Tbird, and the Cardbook integration fails, in that you can no longer put in a search. The search area is greyed out.

Can scroll to record but not search

It was working jyst before the upgrade and not afterwards

Asked by chris_robb 1 year ago

Answered by chris_robb 1 year ago

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Firefox won't work since moving to secondary hard drive

My HP Omen has 2 hard drives. Originally, Firefox was installed on the C: drive and working perfectly. In order to clear up space, I tried to use the Windows Move feature… (read more)

My HP Omen has 2 hard drives. Originally, Firefox was installed on the C: drive and working perfectly. In order to clear up space, I tried to use the Windows Move feature to move the program from the C: drive to the secondary (and larger) E: drive. Since then, Firefox won't work aside from opening a Firefox window. It will load no pages, settings, etc.

I've tried uninstalling Firefox from both the C: and E: drives. Searched for any remaining files and deleted them. Deleted Old Firefox Data folders. I've reinstalled Firefox, without the option of where to install it, but it still fails to work at all. I get an error message regarding a missing file, VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I've searched for the file and it's NOT missing. It is in both the Firefox folder and the Windows/Systems32 folder.

I've searched for data in the Users folders that might relate to Firefox but NOTHING seems to work that will allow Firefox to work again. I've tried putting Firefox in Troubleshooting Mode but it won't restart as it says it needs to. It just won't work!

If anyone can just tell me how to COMPLETELY remove Firefox from both hard drives so that I can just do a clean, new Firefox install, that would be preferable. I know how to import bookmarks from Chrome.

If anyone can offer some help for someone who isn't great with computers, I would greatly appreciate it. If you need any other information, please don't hesitate to ask.

Asked by shadley02 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Migrating Thunderbird Profile folder to new computer

Hi, Can someone please tell me why my new computer cannot see the Thunderbird Profile folder which I've migrated from my laptop into the correct folder of the new i7 comp… (read more)

Hi, Can someone please tell me why my new computer cannot see the Thunderbird Profile folder which I've migrated from my laptop into the correct folder of the new i7 computer. If I take out the default Profile folder and replace with the migrated one, Thunderbird will not open because it says it can't see the Profile folder. However if I put back the default Profile folder then Thunderbird works again. There must be a secret here somewhere! Any help will be much appreciated. BW Clifford

Asked by music8 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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102Beta Version Migration

I am currently running the Thunderbird 91.10.0 (32bit) version. I received your email about installing the "102Beta" version, but I cannot find instructions about migrat… (read more)

I am currently running the Thunderbird 91.10.0 (32bit) version. I received your email about installing the "102Beta" version, but I cannot find instructions about migrating from 32 to 64 bits. Is a bump-less transfer even possible? Is the 102Beta version 32 or 64 bit?

Asked by pierreblume 1 year ago

Answered by Googlethunderbird 1 year ago

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Downloading & opening .zip files

How does one specify which program opens a .zip file after it is downloaded? Presently, the download functions properly, but when I click on the file, VLC media player o… (read more)

How does one specify which program opens a .zip file after it is downloaded?

Presently, the download functions properly, but when I click on the file, VLC media player opens; have no idea why; how can I specify 7-zip File Manager instead?

Thank you. Appreciate.

Asked by Hikermann 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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After Thunderbird update, Thunderbird seems to be stuck in update mode

Hi, My Problem: After an update Thunderbird does not let me access any functions, and just stays with an "empty" screen (see below) What happened/lead to the problem? T… (read more)

Hi,

My Problem: After an update Thunderbird does not let me access any functions, and just stays with an "empty" screen (see below)

What happened/lead to the problem? Thunderbird requested to be updated. After the update run, thunderbird was restarted (as requested). This is how it looks after restart (see image 1) Almost none of the functions work.

What might be the cause? From my guess it seems that Thunderbird is still in the mode to complete the update. For some reason it cannot complete the update cycle- As you can see in the second screenshot it still says a restart is necessary. When I click on the button, thunderbird restarts, but still with the same (empty) screen.


System Info: Windows 10 I currently use thunderbird 91.10.0

What I already tried:

  • I already tried to use "safe mode" . But it didn't help either
  • I already tried to uninstall / reinstall thunderbird. But still I get in this endless update cycle.
  • Tried to instal 91.1.0

Asked by heckner 1 year ago

Answered by heckner 1 year ago