After a Windows crash, my mature Thunderbird profile is wrongly not loading, coming up wrongly as a new account
Help! I have been using Thunderbird for Windows 64-bit, with a very sophisticated setup that is mostly IMAPs of three @gmail.com accounts but also has some local folders.… (funda kabanzi)
Help! I have been using Thunderbird for Windows 64-bit, with a very sophisticated setup that is mostly IMAPs of three @gmail.com accounts but also has some local folders. A few days ago, after a restart of my computer, launching Thunderbird oddly brought up an account setup screen (which I, perhaps regrettably, filled in with my main gmail user and password, thinks perhaps I had to revalidate an IMAP relationship). Then I realized that my "world" was no longer visible in Thunderbird. However, in Windows Explorer I can see that the 70GB world is indeed there, in the appropriate folder structure (in a folder structure called C:\Users\David Berman\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\qi6eermn.default ).
I've been getting by keeping on top of my email via Gmail for a couple of days. However, its urgent that I get my "world" back up because, for example, I have around 20 message filters that do crucial things to process certain messages daily, and none of that is happening. When I look in the sad simply "world that launches in my broken Thunderbird, there are no Filters, and all my preferences are missing (they are all set to default I think), and the only account is the one I foolishly gave credentials to. However, my plugins are all there.
When I look at my profiles.ini file, I can see that Profile 0 is indeed called "default" and is indeed pointing to qi6eermn.default .
And I have tried the powerpoint.exe -p approach and tried launching the "default" profile that way, but I get the same result (and there are no other profiles on the list that work). I also tried creating a new profile and pointing it at C:\Users\David Berman\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\qi6eermn.default ... but that didn't get a better result.
Can anyone tell me what I can try next? I am pretty technically capable... very comfy at a DOS prompt! For example, I could maybe restore specific setup files from a backup from two weeks ago if that would solve things? Or perhaps there is a far simply fix I just don't know about?
Thanks so much! - David