I have restored the profile from a harddrive backup to the appropriate roaming directory. I am not sure which version of Thunderbird I was using previously, I do know it… (read more)
I have restored the profile from a harddrive backup to the appropriate roaming directory. I am not sure which version of Thunderbird I was using previously, I do know it was newer than 68.
I am currently installed version 78, because I am guessing that it has been updated since the version 68 install file I had saved previously. Since I got an error message when I tried that version indicating the profile was modified by a newer version.
With the new version, I deleted and recopied the profile again to ensure no corruption from version 68. Then I tried using the profile manager to load the old version directly. That didn't work.
I tried creating a new profile and pointing to the profile directory. That doesn't work either.
What I am expecting is that when I open thunderbird with the saved profile it will load the email that I had previously and I will not have to reconfigure my email credentials. Yet every time I try to load the profile it requests that I set up the email credentials and it doesn't appear to have loaded any of the old emails. I literally have over a gig of data in the Mail folder of the profile.
How do I restore this?