Closed Bug 297142 Opened 15 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Moved profile folder shows profile in use message instead of cannot locate profile folder message


(Toolkit :: Startup and Profile System, defect, minor)

Windows XP
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(Reporter: ispiked, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050608 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050608 Firefox/1.0+

If you move a profile to a different location and then try to open up
Thunderbird/Firefox again it will load the profile manager, but when you pick
the profile that you moved it says "Mozilla <Product> cannot use the profile
<profile name> because it is in use." 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Move your current folder to a new location. 
2. Start the program and choose to use that profile when the profile manager
come up (note: the profile comes up even if you choose to "not ask on start-up).

Actual Results:  
Alert box will pop up and say "Mozilla <Product> cannot use the profile <profile
name> because it is in use."

Expected Results:  
Alert box should say "Mozilla cannot use the profile <profile name> because the
directory containing the profile cannot be found. Please choose another profile
or create a new one".

I could see where this could become an issue if users are migrating profiles
between machines, etc., but I see it as pretty minor. Possible regression?
==> firefox
Component: Profile: Migration → Startup and Profile System
Product: Core → Firefox
QA Contact: profile-migration → startup
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Confirming. This is 100% reproducible. Still pretty minor, but I don't see why
we're giving the wrong error message here.
Severity: normal → minor
Ever confirmed: true

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 278860 ***
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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