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PC Clean Install

My PC had a sudden and total crash just recently and left me no option but to wipe the drive and do a clean install of everything. After I had put Windows 11 back on plus… (read more)

My PC had a sudden and total crash just recently and left me no option but to wipe the drive and do a clean install of everything.

After I had put Windows 11 back on plus other software, I reinstalled Thunderbird as well.

However it will only download emails from the reinstallation date and nothing prior.

Any advice on how to rectify this?

Is there perhaps something in SETTINGS that I need to look at?

Asked by Mr Dee 2 months ago

Answered by Mr Dee 2 months ago

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Need to re-link Thunderbird to my Profile

My iMac is fried, unrecoverable... but I was able to save the whole Thunderbird folder containing Crash Reports, installs.ini, Pending Pings, Profiles and profiles.ini wh… (read more)

My iMac is fried, unrecoverable... but I was able to save the whole Thunderbird folder containing Crash Reports, installs.ini, Pending Pings, Profiles and profiles.ini which I believe is everything, all my emails and accounts etc.

I have transferred the data to a Mac Pro running Mojave on a spare drive. I have installed a Thunderbird on my Mac Pro. I have tried numerous fixes but I couldn't get Thunderbird to see my emails, and it would start with Welcome and Set Up Existing Email Address which isn't what I want, but having tried a few ways I have become unsuccessfully familiar.

I have tried http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_your_profile_folder_-_Thunderbird "Nothing you do works" (but I think it was referring to Windows so that's not good ;) by completely deleting the profiles.ini file, starting Thunderbird and thus creating a new profile, copying the "contents" of my of my Profiles/ui1yf25m.default folder and replacing the data over the top of the newly created Profile (which has nothing of worth in it) but it keeps the newly created working Profile folder intact thus Thunderbird should see the data and load all my emails and accounts - but it didn't.

The newly created profiles.ini file had 0dcrwgtx.default (which I moved all my files into) plus it had izoic061.default-release (so 2 profiles stumped me).

Wiling to try anything :) John

Asked by jjz1960 1 year ago

Answered by jjz1960 1 year ago

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Updating Thunderbird

I'm currently on Thunderbird 68.12.1 (32-bit) and am getting message telling me it cannot be updated and I need to download new version. But when I try to do this, which … (read more)

I'm currently on Thunderbird 68.12.1 (32-bit) and am getting message telling me it cannot be updated and I need to download new version. But when I try to do this, which I have on several occasions, I get error message saying the file cannot be saved because the source file could not be found. What can I do?

Asked by Peter Beale 1 year ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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Migration from 68.0 to 78.5

Is there a main article describing all the migration steps? After 40 minutes in the forum I suspect that I need to rename my address book files from *.mab to *.squilite? … (read more)

Is there a main article describing all the migration steps? After 40 minutes in the forum I suspect that I need to rename my address book files from *.mab to *.squilite? Anything else I need to take care of to take care of all the problems highlighted in the various issues without spending another hour or two? At this point I am thinking that moving to Outlook may be simpler. Thanks!

Asked by agnesdevin 1 year ago

Answered by christ1 1 year ago

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Trying to "link" machines

I am a computer user. Don't try to be able to be a power user, as I have better things to do with my time. I downloaded Firefox to be able to take some FEMA courses requ… (read more)

I am a computer user. Don't try to be able to be a power user, as I have better things to do with my time. I downloaded Firefox to be able to take some FEMA courses required for my Search and Rescue volunteering. I download it and installed. Launch the program and followed instructions to set up an account. OK that seemed a bit much for a free browser but I assumed like all internet based companies it was a data collection exercise that would test my dedication to blocking all email spam.

After the account set-up, I was met with the concept that I needed a browser on a second machine to be linked to the account. Some lame excuse that you couldn't sync with only on computer with the browser. Funny thing why would you want to sync if you only had one machine with the browser. Have a simple backup system would take care of any of that. Oh well I was stuck because the browser would not function and I followed through with downloading the program onto my iPhone and scanning the code. It seemed to work. The only acknowledgments is a continuing barrage of emails telling me "someone is trying to log into my account." Yea that's me because I got asked a second time to set-up this bloody link. Some something is not working.

I would just delete everything (account and Firefox) but I am scared that my email address will be tarred and feathered and not allowed to be used again ever!!

Help please. What I hoped to be a quiet morning completing 2 need courses has ended up costs me hours of frustration.

Thanks

Mike

Asked by wmichaelgriffin 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago