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.
Adding nsbeta1 keyword.
Esther, this may handle the cases we discussed yesterday
Who should we talk to about getting this in for M0.9.3?
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I filed http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108810 for being able to import local mail accounts from the Mail Import Wizard.
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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).
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. ***
*** Bug 172945 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
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)
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.
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.