6 months ago I was given advice on how - manually - to save/backup/copy a profile, and how to recover/copy back the said profile during a windows version upgrade. Either… (funda kabanzi)
6 months ago I was given advice on how - manually - to save/backup/copy a profile, and how to recover/copy back the said profile during a windows version upgrade. Either the advice was incomplete, or it just didn't work, and altho I tried it several times it was a disaster. The only way back was to laboriously copy the profile details from another unaffected PC to the affected one. Furious, a c**kup of the 1st order.
Tonite I've read the article on profile manager, and that old fury returned, and this post is the result. The article just doesn't cover this most basic of profile actions - backup and recovery. The best it can do is refer to the way the firefox browser works, but it's still manual. And who wants to be told to refer to a browser when they are concerned with a mail program???
But I've noted and used several times the way the Thunderbird address books work; export and import from a menu option. A profile may be a tad more complex, but the files clearly exist so "menuing it" removes manual actions with it are hazardous to the desired end result and ultimately to the reputation of the product. Why cannot the simple action of backup and restore to safeguard a profile and re-use it on a new install if necessary follow the same process?
- On the 'old' program, click menu backup/export profile, select a folder, Ok.
- When new install is up, click menu recover/import profile, select folder where it is, choose apply, OK
If it necessarily involves a re-start after a new profile is applied, so what is new?? This way there's no manual interpretation involved, just click and use a navigation panel, OK.