Why is it that what should be the simplest task in the world is a Rube Goldberg nightmare? We have a number of Thunderbird Calendars in different colors (red for appoi… (read more)
Why is it that what should be the simplest task in the world is a Rube Goldberg nightmare? We have a number of Thunderbird Calendars in different colors (red for appointments, blue for special occasions etc).
First: one of the calendars seems to be corrupted and we want to restore it from the Windows 7 back up. Simple? Impossible. We can not find them. You can not restore what you can not find.
Second: our office has a new computer and we SIMPLY want to copy those calendars over to the new unit where we have installed Thunderbird. Simple? Impossible. Same problem: if you can not find them you can't copy them over.
All responses to these issues have been wrong and been given by people who have obviously not ACTUALLY DONE IT. People should not tell us to do what they have not actually done themselves for the documentation simply wrong in many regards. So please do not tell us to do what you have not ACTUALLY DONE to confirm the instructions are correct. Simple: Verify in fact. Vet the instructions in real life where we actually live. Don't tell us what *should* be true but show us what is proven to actually *be* true. All else is a waste of all our time. Don't tell -- show.
We are told the calendars are in the Profile. We find the Profile (we are showing hidden files and folders) but we can find nothing that even suggests calendar files and nothing that even suggests files with the properties of the calendars on our computer. Not a hint. not a clue. We can not even discover the path-name. We have supplied screen shots of all this. When instructions are proven to be wrong the solution is not to just ignore the fact. This should be the simplest task imaginable and not the embarking on a new career.
We have Windows 7 and the most recent version of FireFox. If a calender is corrupted how do we restore of from a back up? If we buy a new computer and install Thunderbird and want to copy the calendar over how do we do that? We can do none of this and we can not even find the calendars. When someone actually does this do let us know. Does anything really need to be this complicated?