//some 3rd party need geo

BIG T/bird problems on Win 7 Lappy - installs but won't open!

  AngeTheHippy 14:29 01 May 13

Aft'noon chaps, Rather taken with the Samsung lappy received recently. HOWEVER, I'm trying with no luck at all, to install thunderbird email client - it instals then get small windows unable to open Thunderbird profile missing or inaccessible I've d/loaded (NOT always from the same source)& installed 5 times now, having to delete each time as I cannot get past this irritating message!! In desparation, I've dloaded after reading reviews eM Client - which states we detect you have Thunderbird installed - I HAVEN'T!!! What should I do, please?

AngeTheHippy x

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:36 01 May 13
  1. Type or copy & paste this command %appdata% into the Search Box and press Enter:

  2. It will open your Roaming folder where you can find the "Thunderbird" folder. It is the location of a Thunderbird profile and since the current profile doesn't work, you can either delete "Thunderbird" folder or rename it to something else, for example "Thunderbird-old"

  3. Start Thunderbird again and it will recreate a new profile. Then, re-add your e-mail account and all should be now OK

  AngeTheHippy 14:59 01 May 13

Getting excited now, Fruit Bat /\0/\ .... YES, it DID create a new 'roaming' folder and it DID open t/bird!

Next problem. How/what exactly do I need to migrate from old vista lappy to this one please? I've read copy * profiles * (an icon that looks like a white sheet of paper with a cog on) and registry.dat. I have both of those I copied over and have placed on desktop... do I need 'em?

Ange x

  AngeTheHippy 15:02 01 May 13

and can I delete the 'thunderbirdold' folder now?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:14 01 May 13

Yes you can delete the old Thunderbird folder now.

Mozebackup is what you need

  AngeTheHippy 15:17 01 May 13

OK, so I would need to install on both machines, yeah? Sorry Fruit Bat /\0/\, I'm being dense - I've never encountered this kind of prob with email before!

Ange x

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:32 01 May 13
  AngeTheHippy 16:11 01 May 13

Fruit Bat /\0/\ , I'll be getting on with this tomorrow and will tell ya'all how I got on. MANY THANKS (as usual)Fruit Bat /\0/\ , much appreciated.

Ange x

  AngeTheHippy 22:23 01 May 13

Well Fruit Bat /\0/\ , did as you suggested, and. . . . . WORKED WONDERFULLY many thanks indeed!

Ange x

  alanrwood 10:58 02 May 13

Just for information of others looking at this post, it is simple to create a profile for T/bird (or Firefox) by running "thunderbird.exe -p" (firefox.exe -p) and creating a new profile in the wizard. It is possible to create it in any location ie in the more logical location - "My Documents" rather than in its default location.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

What is Google Allo? What is Google Duo? Google Allo UK release date rumours and features: Google…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

These clever designs help visualise a complex intelligence tool

iOS 10 troubleshooting tips: Simple fixes for the most common iOS 10 problems, from network…