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Can't get an old profile loading on a fresh install

Trying to use my old profile on a fresh install. After trying a few things I ended up with an error that the profile couldn't be loaded or was inaccessible. So I did th… (read more)

Trying to use my old profile on a fresh install.

After trying a few things I ended up with an error that the profile couldn't be loaded or was inaccessible.

So I did the following:

1) started the profile manager 2) removed all profiles 3) created a new profile 4) changed the name of the folder in the file system 5) copied my old profile folder to the same spot with the same name that the profile manager gave it

When I started thunderbird, I was just expecting it to load with my old profile.

Instead, I got the Account Setup screen.

I don't want to setup my email account, as I'm worried it will start downloading all my emails, and store them in who knows what profile. I could not see a way to start Thunderbird without it successfully connecting to an email server in this setup process.

Any suggestions for just getting mozilla to start and load my old profile please?

Asked by sportspunterau 2 days ago

Answered by sportspunterau 16 minutes ago

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Raspberry PI4stalled vers 115 remove menu.It reports "aarch64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/52.9.1"

Question 1 - Is this a real version? (as dlsplayed in troubleshooting information) Question 2 - How can I upgrade to version 115,, or do I have to delete and start again?… (read more)

Question 1 - Is this a real version? (as dlsplayed in troubleshooting information) Question 2 - How can I upgrade to version 115,, or do I have to delete and start again? Sub question - if I have to delete what is the best method? I just spent a few days installing and then installing 5 gig of settings and mail from Windows 10; I would hate to do it again.

Asked by John Hadley 3 days ago

Answered by John Hadley 1 day ago

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Tired of Apple mail, want to install Thunderbird 78.14.0 on my mac mini

Tired of Apple mail, want to install Thunderbird 78.14.0 on my mac mini. Am running Yosemite 10.10.5. I can see access to the files on this site but need an installer to… (read more)

Tired of Apple mail, want to install Thunderbird 78.14.0 on my mac mini. Am running Yosemite 10.10.5.

I can see access to the files on this site but need an installer to load to system.

Am familiar with unix can work off a console but am not a programmer, wouldn't know one end of a compiler from the other.

Can you point me in the right direction?

Asked by horned_toad 3 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 days ago

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Firefox install on external drive

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery… (read more)

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles. Nor is it about where files are downloaded by default.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get Firefox (and later Thunderbird) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

Most of the help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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What is the url for firefox update

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I ca… (read more)

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I can do that with creating a bookmark to: edge://settings/help I have search for, but cannot find the equivalent in firefox

Asked by johan2.parlevliet 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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export / import fails

i have an old win10 machine with a huge thunderbird profile - 37.9GB size / 75.2GB disk. i'd like to move it with Tools Export / Import to a new win11 machine. on win10 … (read more)

i have an old win10 machine with a huge thunderbird profile - 37.9GB size / 75.2GB disk. i'd like to move it with Tools Export / Import to a new win11 machine.

on win10 i click thru tools > export > open profile folder

and in ...\thunderbird\profiles i select yhcc00j7.dan and export it to an external ssd.

it runs for hours and then a number of these appear: "Are you sure you want to copy with file without its properties? The file %2B...." has properties that can't be copied to the new location.... Type WDSEML file size 1.02KB....".

so i check "Do this for all current items" and hours later it finishes.

on win11 i click thru tools > import > import from another thunderbird profile > choose a profile and select the folder yhcc00j7.dan on the ssd and import everything > start

for a minute or so it says "importing .... 0%" but no new profile shows up in ...appdata\roaming\thunderbird\profiles\ and then "import failed unexpectedly" is displayed.

i've tried this twice. both machines have version 115.11.1 "esr update channel". what am i doing wrong?

Asked by bubba101 4 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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Updating to 127 unable to restore current session windows

I upgraded from 126.0.1 to 127 today. Upon update, all my windows are gone. The only way I could access them is to revert to an older profile backup and reinstall 126.0.1… (read more)

I upgraded from 126.0.1 to 127 today. Upon update, all my windows are gone. The only way I could access them is to revert to an older profile backup and reinstall 126.0.1.

I tried exporting my session with Tab Session Manager in 126.0.1 and reopen them in 127, but that only restores the last tab of each window (oddly). The json clearly lists 3 windows each with multiple tabs. I tried copying the sessionstore-backups folder, but no dice.

Symptoms similar to : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1446921

Asked by RainbowIslands 5 days ago

Answered by RainbowIslands 5 days ago

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firefox browser help

Ive tried reinstalling firefox because i am not able to download anything with this browser. I thought freshly installing firefox would fix the issue and allow me to do… (read more)

Ive tried reinstalling firefox because i am not able to download anything with this browser. I thought freshly installing firefox would fix the issue and allow me to download but it didnt. I also am tried to download an addon/extension, and that automatically fails to download. How can i fix this?

Asked by Qtip_69 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

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Widevine CDM Not Installing

I have been trying to solve this for a few days now. I tried to watch Netflix when it said, "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this pa… (read more)

I have been trying to solve this for a few days now. I tried to watch Netflix when it said, "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later."

I found out this was due to Widevine not being installed AT ALL on my browser for some reason. The plugins manager has been saying that it will "be installed shortly" for a week now. I already tried toggling DRM off and on multiple times. I already tried using troubleshooting mode. I already checked GMP preferences to make sure nothing relating to Widevine was set to 'false'. I already tried turning off my antivirus long enough to try everything again and still nothing has changed. I do not have any VPNs running either. I am attaching a screenshot of what the browser console shows when I toggle DRM off and on again and try to run Netflix. I am also attaching what the gmp toggles say. Please help me figure out what is wrong!

Asked by Om Turakhia 1 week ago

Answered by Om Turakhia 1 week ago

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Download failed. Please check your connection.

Hi, I keep getting this error when I try to download any extension. I also get an automatic download fail as soon as I try to download anything. I have tried several solu… (read more)

Hi, I keep getting this error when I try to download any extension. I also get an automatic download fail as soon as I try to download anything. I have tried several solutions such as changing privileges to reinstalling firefox entirely. I have checked other browsers on my computer and it is just firefox.

Asked by courtneyakira 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Why does CSV import ask for an address book FILE to be chosen from a file dialog?

I have created an entry in my Personal Address Book. When I am in that address book I click on the Import tab. I select CSV file. It provides me a File Dialog to select m… (read more)

I have created an entry in my Personal Address Book. When I am in that address book I click on the Import tab. I select CSV file. It provides me a File Dialog to select my CSV file. But then it provides me with a File Dialog to select an address book file. The address book I want to use is the one I am currently "in" in the program. But if I for some reason I wanted to import into another existing address book, I should either have to get "in" that one, or it Mozlla Thunderbird would list the address books it knows about as a selection.

It appears I am supposed to select the file that Mozilla Thunderbird created somewhere. From a search it appears (this is on Windows 11) from the App Store that is somewhere in ..\AppData\Local\MozillaThunder.MZL_h<numbers and letters>\LocalCache\<Roaming | Local>.

I don't understand why I am choosing a file that is already open in Mozilla Thunderbird?

Asked by simonsdash 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Firefox manual update with Linux Ubuntu

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The worl… (read more)

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The world is telling me to upgrade my browser. 2. Mozilla tells me "Note: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager)." 3. There will never be an updated package because LTS has ended. 4. IS THERE A WAY TO MANUALLY INSTALL A NEWER BROWSER LIKE FIREFOX 123?

Asked by Jim 3 months ago

Answered by Jim 3 months ago

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Help: Migrate TB Portable to new computer

TIA , Time to Migrate TB Portable to new computer : I was advised that all need to do is Copy this Folder C:\ThunderbirdPortable to new computer . But that doesn'… (read more)

TIA , Time to Migrate TB Portable to new computer : I was advised that all need to do is Copy this Folder C:\ThunderbirdPortable to new computer . But that doesn't bring over all my email accounts . Pls , what else do I need to do ? Thanks...

Asked by Vern Mars 1 week ago

Answered by Vern Mars 1 week ago

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TB gui completely broken

Hi all. I had a hard drive failure and managed to mostly clone the old drive to a shiny new one. There were errors logged during the clone and TB appears to be a victim o… (read more)

Hi all. I had a hard drive failure and managed to mostly clone the old drive to a shiny new one. There were errors logged during the clone and TB appears to be a victim of those errors.

Win 11 x64.

When I launch TB I get the icon on the taskbar but no main screen. If I hover over the icon I see a small box with the TB logo top left where you’d expect it, and Home next to it. Clicking it has no effect. TB appears to be functioning because new emails are being filtered according to the Rules, as witnessed on my phone.

I tried reinstalling 115.11.1 with no change. So obviously somethings fubar with my profile. What is the best way to proceed? Obviously I’d like to avoid having to set up all my email accounts plus the associated rules etc if it’s possible. I use IMAP if it’s relevant.

Thanks in advance, Tony

Asked by tonyjover 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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failed to check for update

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10. I have been able to manually … (read more)

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10.

I have been able to manually install the latest version by installing it over the top of my current install, how can I fix the error to be sure that my browser will auto update?

Thanks

Asked by ETERNALVOID 1 month ago

Answered by James 1 month ago

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Gmail IMAP timeout

I have added my gmail account to TB and it downloads all the folders and emails correctly, but as soon as I try to move an email with an attachment from a local folder to… (read more)

I have added my gmail account to TB and it downloads all the folders and emails correctly, but as soon as I try to move an email with an attachment from a local folder to a folder on the gmail acount I get "Connection to server imap.gmail.com timed out" errors.

Asked by Paul Rowell 1 week ago

Answered by Paul Rowell 1 week ago

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Corrupted PDF Downloads from Intranet sites after 125.0.1 Update

Prior to update 125.0.1 corporate intranet users could download PDF files from our Line of Business applications / Webpages. Today after the latest update the PDF files … (read more)

Prior to update 125.0.1 corporate intranet users could download PDF files from our Line of Business applications / Webpages. Today after the latest update the PDF files download but are corrupted. The site was added to the trusted webpage without improvement.

Adobe Acrobat Reader could not open ********.pdf because it is either not a supported file or because the file has been damaged

Asked by Jeff@work 2 months ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 1 month ago