I downloaded the Windows 0.9.3 version (with Talkback) and installed it (complete install) over the current installation of 0.9.1. It automatically started Mozilla, but gave me no profiles in the profile box. When I click in the (empty) profile box, Mozilla crashes (DrWatson process begins to run, but Talkback doesn't). So I've seem to have lost all my profiles now, including mail, etc.
This could be a profile manager problem. Howmany profiles did you have when working with 0.9.1 version..? There have been some changes between versions in the profilemanager code. But it's hard to imagine anything causing problems you have mentioned. We do not remove anything during upgrades. So, I am sure you have all your mail and data right there on the disk. The issue now is to bring them to life. Reassigning to Conrad.
I had 4 profiles active in the 0.9.1 version. However, I have no idea where to find them or how to get them back to working...
The location and format of the profile registry (the list of profiles) has not changed between those two versions and this is the first I've heard of this. Since the profile dialog came up but was empty the first time the installer launched the app, it would suggest that more than one profile was read from the registry. If the registry was not found or was empty, the profile mgr would make a new default profile without showing the dialog unless you had 4.x profiles to be migrated. In any case, an empty profile mgr dialog should not be possible. Has anything else changed on your machine since you had your 4 profiles working with 0.9.1? Are you logging into Windows as the same user?
There have been no changes at all in my system. In fact, I downloaded the .exe file with 0.9.1, then closed it and ran the .exe.
Reporter: Please never install a new build over an older one. Can you try it with a clean install in a fresh directory ?
I could, but I'd like to get my profiles back as well...
Marking WFM as per Matti's comments on installing over old builds. Reporter: If you can reproduce this, please reopen the bug.
So you're marking it 'resolved', but you want me to reproduce it ? Well, fact is I still can't work with my profiles. I've lost my mail, my bookmarks, etc, because I still can't start Mozilla. Nowhere during the installation I noticed a warning about not installing a new build over an old one. I consider this a very normal action, which should work for any software.
email@example.com: You should read the release notes and you can read there that you should not install a newer build over an older one. "http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla0.9.3/"
QUOTE : Install into a new empty directory. Installing on top of previously installed builds may cause problems. OK, it's there... but you can't expect every user of Mozilla to read everything. Most users simply download and run the .exe-file, as should be possible. It works fine for 99.99% of all programs...
this product is still in development thus the reason for the warnings. There is not much we can do if people dont read the directions. Marking INvalid.
Well, ok, any ideas how I can get my profiles back ?
I gave Wim the following suggestion: So rename the Mozilla folder > restart with mozilla -profilemanager > create a profile (same name of one previous if you wish) > use the profile so that some data is created (not much- maybe one bookmark) > exit Mozilla > go to renamed Mozilla folder and copy the list of files in the old profiles .slt directoy > to the slt directory in the new Mozilla\newprofile\newslt directory > rerun mozilla and verify you have old profile information in the newly created profile from Wim I had to remove Mozilla and then follow the steps you told me to... it works fine now ! not sure if this is invalid- somehow the registry got corrupted, but there is a workaround.