Closed Bug 287915 Opened 15 years ago Closed 11 years ago
After moving profile directory, I am unable to load TB
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2 I have moved my profile (emails) to another partition for backup purposes. I followed the info I received off the help pages. Now, whenever I load TB, I just get a blank tb screen with folders in the top left and it freezes. I can only load it in safe mode and cannot get my news groups to work. I find this program good except for this, hopefully this won't stop it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Copy profile to different partition 2.Update profiles info file 3.Attempt to load TB Actual Results: TB freezes Expected Results: Loaded up and displayed my emails
have you read http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Changing_Profile_Folder_Location especially the part: "Still not working?" ? please post your C:\Documents and Settings\WindowsUserAccountName\Application Data\Thunderbird\profiles.ini
I just ran into the same problem. When one follows the instructions found at <http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/profile>, it just says to move the directory elsewhere and to edit the profiles.ini. However, those instructions forget to mention one critical thing, namely that the path you put in there *must* use backslashes. Say your original profile entry contains something like IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/anec37w6.default If you change that to IsRelative=0 Path=D:/myprofile TB will not accept it: the modified profile will actually be removed from profiles.ini. If that happened to be your only profile, TB will behave as if it is a new installation. The modification does work when backslashes are used, like IsRelative=0 Path=D:\myprofile The confusion is caused by the fact that the default relative paths use forward slashes where the absolute paths only work when they use back slashes. A way out is to use the profile manager to create a new profile, and to select your new profile directory as the place you want to store the profile data. TB will pick up the profile you already copied in there (at least it did so for me, with TB 1.5beta1). I don't know if the reporter made the mistake of using forward slashes but it would explain the problem. Please update the instructions on the web site to include this point (and provide a working example?)
I had a similar problem, the folders were not visible, the file and edit menu buttons were not visible but the menu was displayed etc. but after uninstalling all extensions, the problem is rectified. Raj Iyer (email@example.com)
TB: 1.0.7.de, WinXP, happens always, already with older versions I have this kind of Problem as well, when I use path 'D:\Mozilla\Thunderbird\3j9qqeeu.default', whereas when using 'D:\Thunderbird\3j9qqeeu.default' TB starts up and synchronises as required. Error indication: The folder list of the mail accounts (multiple) is empty, but I can still go into accounts and see my accounts and some of the menu strings (e.g. Datei/File) are missing as well. Mail retrival does not work then. Sending mail I have not tried, but don't expect it to work anyway. profile.ini: [General] StartWithLastProfile=1 [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=0 Path=D:\[Mozilla\]Thunderbird\3j9qqeeu.default /* with 'Mozilla\' in it it will not work! */
If I understand the comments correctly, this bug is essentially the bug about using relative pathnames in panacea.dat, the number of which escapes me. Until I (or someone else) can remember the bug number, moving to correct component and adding dupeme...
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Component: Migration → MailNews: Backend
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: migration → backend
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 196119
Cleanup *dupeme* whiteboard flag from bugs that are marked as Resolved Duplicate!
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