Longtime TBird user here. All my installatiions are under Win10, and I'm presently using 68.9.0 (32 bit). I'm very used to transferring the contents of my Profile folde… (read more)
Longtime TBird user here. All my installatiions are under Win10, and I'm presently using 68.9.0 (32 bit). I'm very used to transferring the contents of my Profile folder from one installation to another, with very few problems.
HOWEVER, I've just bought a new laptop and installed 68.9.0 onto it. I simply cannot get my existing TBird data and settings to migrate. What has me baffled is that while in the old laptop installation, I have one profile folder (let's call it 12345678.default, the new installation has 2 new pofile folders (let's call them abcdefgh.default AND ab34ef78.default-release. I've never seen that before. And I can't seem to make any migration work.
Usually, I would make sure both TBirds are shut. Copy 12345678.default to a USB drive. Open abcdefgh.default and delete its contents. Then paste the contents of 12345678.default into abcdefgh.default. In the past, I've done that literally hundreds of times, without any significant problems (across 4 separate machines that I use in different locations).
It's not working this time. And it doesn't work if I paste into ab34ef78.default-release instead. Either the new TBird refuses to open; or it opens in SetUp mode, having created yet more profiles. I've tried this every which way, now about 10 times. And I've tried unistalling and re-installing the wholoe of TBird on the new machine "just in case".
What am I doing wrong? And what's that **.default-release profile about? All help gratefully received!