The profile manager is magnificent so far, assuming that you have enough space on the system disk C:. This is not the case on my machine at home. I can not let the entire huge email/news article collection to be copied to the drive C:. In contrast to the creation of the new profile, the import function does not support user specified profile location and always will copy all data to its default place on C:\WINDOWS. I would suggest to allow user to specify path for the imported profiles or to add a profile relocation function. The current situation prevents me from migrating to Mozilla 1.0 at home...
Is this problem at a dead end? I receive countless progress notes about other problems, such as mouse handling, but here is a complete silence. May I ask if there is a chance for at least a review and an opinion about this problem? Thanks in advance.
Using Mozilla 1.1 Gecko/20020826 browser on Windows 98, when the browser is opened for the first time, one can choose the directory for the profile variable files. However, in creating additional profiles this option is not allowed. Variable files for these profiles are put in a default directory C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla etc. in my case. Because of this problem I am only using the browser at present because there is not enough room on my C: drive for all my mail files. Also, having all variable files and data files on a drive separate from the program files simplifies backing up.
For comment #1, In reading your description it sounds like you want to migrate a profile into a specified location. We don't support that at this time and there is a know bug already logged (60734). I will mark this as a dup of that one. If I'm wrong about your request reopen the bug and comment on the specifics. Just an fyi...we don't import profiles, we create new ones or migrate existing ones from 4.7. What we do import are: Eudora, Outlook or Outlook express mail accounts or mail settings into and existing profile. Address books from the same app as well as the 4.7 address book and 4.7 address book import formats. For comment #2, With our current release and daily builds users can select an alternate location for their newly created profiles. When launching the Profile Manager, select Create Profile, then click Next. In this second panel the user can change the default location for their new Profile by clicking on the Choose Folder button. If this is not your request, please log a new bug with specific steps. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 60734 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
I am sure that the comment #2 refers to the very same problem as the comment #1, it just uses a better wording: The import utility copies the news and mail files to the drive C:, which might be too small. In my case C: holds the OS only and is quite small. This improves the performance significantly as it preserves the system files in their non-fragmented condition. Thus all I am asking for is the ability to specify the location of the new created user profile based on the old Netscape 4.8 profile.
"Thus all I am asking for is the ability to specify the location of the new created user profile based on the old Netscape 4.8 profile." That's bug #60734. Sorry, we don't have a way to do that yet.
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