I eased into first v102 with no problems, and I think the one that you had automatically overwritten was 102.1.0 that now wants to auto update to 102.2.2 but tells me it … (read more)
I eased into first v102 with no problems, and I think the one that you had automatically overwritten was 102.1.0 that now wants to auto update to 102.2.2 but tells me it can not find 90 folders. (If it was the one that I used last time, why would the folders suddenly be "lost"? Later I realized that your procedure had apparently overwritten the version that was having no problems)
I sampled a couple and apparently all 90 of the folders are there and have contents, but I do not know how to follow the advice, which was something like 'make sure they are there then <the part I do not understand so don't know what to do>.
WhenEVER I figure out what to do, I will have to do it 90 times apparently. That is going to be a royal waste of time, when what I really need to do right now is move emails out of GMail and Hotmail because my space on their servers is getting very tight. So of course NOW is when I have to hit this snag! Many of those can't-be-found folders are where I need to move emails to, but, in the words of Murphy's Law or maybe one of its corollaries, "Whatever you want to do, you have to do something else first."
This time noodling around I found the "Before moving from 91 to 102" advice, but only after getting to the point of "Restart to upgrade to 102.2.2," so I have no way to postpone the current update.
THEN I decided to make a duplicate copy of whatever version opened tonight, in order to see if I can open it without having to submit to automatic upgrade, which caused the problem. but it now shows 102.2.2. It has apparently overwritten whatever was there before; it's not in the trash, so I can't go back to whatever was there in order to back up items before making the upgrade.
(Hint: make safe upgrade steps available BEFORE forcing an automatic upgrade.
(When you want to force an automatic upgrade, supply cautionary advice before writing the code to be automatic
Oh, wait! I DID keep a backup install file for 102.1.0. (I had figured out to do that when I had problems makig the transition to the first or second three-digit version, since that was when I learned that often you force these upgrades without sufficient preparation for us common folk.) But there's no way I can run it to find and back up profile and files before your automatic process overwrites it again.
I have spent an extra hour and need to go to sleep. Therefore I will quit Thunderbird and obviously will have to hassle with this all over again, especially since it is now Sunday and I doubt that there will be any extensive help for another 30 or more hours.