User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 I had one of the latest Mozilla builds (not Firebird) before, then I had to format and reinstall Windows 2000. Now I'm trying to use Firebird, since I like it better, but all kind of weird stuff happens. I had it downloaded on another computer before, so I copied on a CD to bring it on my machine, placed it in "My Programs" - since there's no installer - applied the "Pinball" theme, then proceeded to recover my bookmarks from another HD, where I had them stored. Everything seemed peachy, my toolbar had exactly the same buttons I previously had on Mozilla, and the bookmarks seemed to be all there. BUT... Every time I open Thunderbird (after shutting it down completely) it reverts to the original settings as it came. My bookmarks are gone. The toolbar only has two buttons: "Mozilla Firebird Help" and "User Support Forum"... all else is gone, and so are the rest of the bookmarks. Even stranger, I tried to delete the entire "Mozilla Firebird" folder from "Program Files" and downloaded a fresh copy. Yet, when I launched, it already HAD the "Piinbal" theme installed, and no matter how many times I tried to reinstall the favorites, every time I exit the program and restart it, it's the same: it won't display my bookmarks, just the ones it came up with. I went inside the folder and found two "bookmark.html" files, which I replaced with my own file. And still, it doesn't work. And when I go under "Documents and Settings > *my name* > User Data" there are four folder with seemingly random names, but neither one of them has a ".slt" file inside. Three are empty, the last one has a "oWindowsUpdate.xml" file inside. I am not a programmer, and therefore not comfortable with playing with all these settings. What is going on? Why can't I uninstall it, and why does it refuse to accept my new settings? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
strangelove91, you'll need to create a new profile - this is where your bookmarks, themes, and other personal information is kept. Run MozillaFirebird.exe with a -p option "MozillaFirebird -p", or if you want to wipe your profile and start from scratch (careful, you'll loose bookmarks etc..), you can put "%appdata%" into the windows explorer address bar, and delete the Phoenix directory. Try this and report back with how you go.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Same problem here.
Okay, little update. I removed my old profile. Now bookmark-saving works again.
you can self-invalidate it
WFM per reporter's comments
*** Bug 263716 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change