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My default profile won't load

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I am using Thunderbird 102.9.0.

I don't know what happened, but now my default profile won't load.

I had two profiles. One was an old one I wasn't using anymore. I went into profile manager and deleted it specifying to delete the data also. That seemed to work.

However, now when I start Thunderbird I get the setup wizard asking me to enter my email address and name. I only have one profile. I looked at it and it looks fine to me. All my Imap accounts are there, my Local Folders, are there, etc.

I've tried creating a new profile and copying my old profile contents into it, but didn't work. I still get the setup wizard.

I've tried creating a new profile and copying only my ImapMail, Mail, News, TbSync folders into the new folder and that didn't work. I still get the setup wizard.

I've read through some other posts here, but nothing I've tried seems to work.

How can I get Thunderbird to load my profile. My biggest concern is I don't want to lose what is in my Local Folders as it has a lot of messages I want to keep going back years.

Thanks, Bill

I am using Thunderbird 102.9.0. I don't know what happened, but now my default profile won't load. I had two profiles. One was an old one I wasn't using anymore. I went into profile manager and deleted it specifying to delete the data also. That seemed to work. However, now when I start Thunderbird I get the setup wizard asking me to enter my email address and name. I only have one profile. I looked at it and it looks fine to me. All my Imap accounts are there, my Local Folders, are there, etc. I've tried creating a new profile and copying my old profile contents into it, but didn't work. I still get the setup wizard. I've tried creating a new profile and copying only my ImapMail, Mail, News, TbSync folders into the new folder and that didn't work. I still get the setup wizard. I've read through some other posts here, but nothing I've tried seems to work. How can I get Thunderbird to load my profile. My biggest concern is I don't want to lose what is in my Local Folders as it has a lot of messages I want to keep going back years. Thanks, Bill

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I don't know exactly what I did, but I finally got it working. I moved my profile and my .ini filees to another location. I started TB andhad it set up a new profile. I copied my old profile over the top of the new one, and restarted TB and everything was there. I had done this several times before, but this time it worked.

Bill

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For your local folders: - exit thunderbird - in File Explorer, copy the local folders (e.g., TOPIC, TOPIC.msf) to Mail\Local Folders - restart Thunderbird and they should appear.

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For your local folders: - exit thunderbird - in File Explorer, copy the local folders (e.g., TOPIC, TOPIC.msf) to Mail\Local Folders - restart Thunderbird and they should appear.

The problem is that TB won't even start up to anything other than the setup wizard.

Bill

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click the alt key and menu will appear. click view>toolbars and tick menu bar to keep it visible. I think you may now see local folders.

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I think we must be at cross purposes or something. I try to start TB and I don't have any of my accounts, newsgroups, local folders, etc. I don't want to set it up all again. I want to have TB use my profile which already has all of these things in it. I don't understand why TB can't seem to use my existing profile. Everything looks fine in my profiles.ini file and in the profile itself.

Bill

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I don't know exactly what I did, but I finally got it working. I moved my profile and my .ini filees to another location. I started TB andhad it set up a new profile. I copied my old profile over the top of the new one, and restarted TB and everything was there. I had done this several times before, but this time it worked.

Bill