[TB 2.0, Vista] Updater starts Thunderbird (first start) as admin

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Thunderbird
Installer
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critical
RESOLVED WONTFIX
8 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: BenB, Unassigned)

Tracking

x86
Windows Vista

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Details

(Whiteboard: [wontifx?])

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Description

8 years ago
From bug 63389 comment 117:
On Vista, The updater is elevated to admin (UAC on) to perform the update.
then Thunderbird is restarted.. with admin priviledges!! so the profiles go in
%appdata%Local   instead of %appdata%Roaming. I closed thunderbird, then restarted manually, and boom .. the old profile was there.

That means Thunderbird, on first start, doesn't find the old profiles?
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Comment 1

8 years ago
(note: this is filed based on a report from a user. I cannot confirm this myself. somebody please test it out.)
(In reply to comment #0)
> From bug 63389 comment 117:
> On Vista, The updater is elevated to admin (UAC on) to perform the update.
> then Thunderbird is restarted.. with admin priviledges!! so the profiles go in
> %appdata%Local   instead of %appdata%Roaming. I closed thunderbird, then
> restarted manually, and boom .. the old profile was there.
> 
> That means Thunderbird, on first start, doesn't find the old profiles?

Pinnw: which version of Thunderbird are you using? If its Thunderbird 2, then this could be an issue, but afaict this should work correctly in Thunderbird 3.

Comment 3

8 years ago
yes, on first start, doesn't find the old profiles.
yes, I am using ver 2.0
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Comment 4

8 years ago
Pinnw Mpires was the original reporter, so changing version and summary to 2.0.

Given that 2.0 is pretty much dead, this may be WONTFIX, although it's serious.
Summary: [Vista] Updater starts Thunderbird (first start) as admin → [TB 2.0, Vista] Updater starts Thunderbird (first start) as admin
Version: 3.0 → 2.0

Comment 5

6 years ago
(In reply to Ben Bucksch (:BenB) from comment #4)
> Given that 2.0 is pretty much dead, this may be WONTFIX, although it's
> serious.
Whiteboard: [wontifx?]
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Updated

6 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 6

6 years ago
wsmwk), can you please test that TB 8.0 doesn't exhibit this behaviour?
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