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Need import wizard to migrate old profile components

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Core Graveyard
Profile: Migration
P2
major
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
17 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: susie wyshak, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
mozilla1.2alpha
Bug Flags:
blocking1.4a -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
Browser distributors need Import Wizard to migrate components of old profile for 
any of the following reasons:
1. if it was not migrated correctly, 
2. if needed to move to a different profile the user wishes to consolidate into 
a new one, 
3. for Tech Support personnel to easily walk the user through importing old 
booksmarks, mail settings/messages, etc.
(Reporter)

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: nsCatFood
Priority: -- → P2

Comment 1

17 years ago
Adding nsbeta1 keyword.
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 2

17 years ago
Esther,
this may handle the cases we discussed yesterday

Comment 3

17 years ago
Who should we talk to about getting this in for M0.9.3?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

16 years ago
Adding GoldmundB to cc: list.

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 104166

Comment 5

16 years ago
I filed http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108810 for being able to
import local mail accounts from the Mail Import Wizard.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Adding Shiva to the cc list.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.9

Comment 7

16 years ago
currently we have the bug I mentioned for Local Folders and we already have a
way to do this for the AB (through import) and Bookmarks (through the Bookmark
window).
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → mozilla1.2

Comment 8

16 years ago
Montse, Bob, Tao - Does what Scott suggest work for ISP and distributor tech 
support teams?
*** Bug 31349 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10

15 years ago
*** Bug 172945 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11

15 years ago
Any news on this? It'd be great to use this for migration from Win 9X to 2000/XP
or to Linux or MacOS. It's a pain to migrate it manually since paths are hard
coded (and especially if you're replacing all the computers for a department).
Thanks.

Comment 12

15 years ago
i recently did a manual migration to reflect a username change in linux.
there are a number of places in which the .mozilla dir is hard-coded.
some of these places (only in mailnews) are not plain-text.
i was able to successfully migrate the profile by using a sed script and
deleting the mailnews data (in the ImapMail directory).

searching my win2k box (with cygwin) from the mozilla profile dir:
grep -Rc "\.slt" * |grep -v "0$"
reveals:
  XUL.mfl:1
  chrome/chrome.rdf:47
  downloads.rdf:2
  panacea.dat:189
  prefs.js:6
  secmod.db:1

mailnews just didn't want to migrate; as i stated above, i had to delete it all
(this was hardly an issue for me; it was imap).

any reason for needing an absolute path?
if we do need an absolute path, we probably only need it in one place.
this would make migration trivial; all we would need would be a little option in
the profile manager.  of course, without that one place, it would be seamless.


also, this bug has 1.2a as a target, but 1.3 comes out in a few days.
i'm nominating this bug for 1.4a
(this hardly seems worthy of holding up the already belated 1.3)
Flags: blocking1.4a?

Updated

15 years ago
Flags: blocking1.4a? → blocking1.4a-
mass re-assign.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Comment 14

14 years ago
When upgrading to 1.4 within Win98, I was asked if I wanted to import old
profiles/accounts. Went excellent! Not so when migrating to W2K. Have to start
digging out how to get back all the mail and newsgroup messages, folders,
subfolders etc. manually... if it's at all possible (tried the crude way of
copying files into a new profile directory - only partial success, no old
messages show up).
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
QA Contact: agracebush → profile-migration
Blocks: 1243899

Comment 16

2 years ago
This bug is filed in a bugzilla component related to pre-Firefox code which no longer exists. I believe it is no longer relevant and I am therefore closing it INCOMPLETE.

If you believe that this bug is still valid and needs to be fixed, please reopen it and move it to the Toolkit:Startup and Profile System product/component.
No longer blocks: 1243899
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
(Assignee)

Updated

a year ago
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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