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akkha
 
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Post Posted June 5th, 2018, 11:08 am

Hello

I've tried the following method but none of them work.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_your_p ... hunderbird

- Use the Profile Manager to move your profile

- Create a new profile and copy the old one over it

- Modify profiles.ini to point to the new location

Thanks in advance

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Post Posted June 5th, 2018, 12:55 pm

That works for most folks.

A bit more detail about this move, please. One PC to another, or one drive to another, or something else?

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Post Posted June 5th, 2018, 2:07 pm

Did you try the "Nothing you do works" section? If something messes up the profiles.ini file (for example you making a trivial mistake when editing it) you need to delete that file.

I wrote that KB article so any feedback you can give me on what you tried and/or what seemed useless or too hard to understand would be very useful. I added a "Check that the profile you want to move works" section after reading this thread.

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Post Posted June 5th, 2018, 9:18 pm

DanRaisch wrote:That works for most folks.

A bit more detail about this move, please. One PC to another, or one drive to another, or something else?


I would like to change Profiles 's location to D: drive HDD (Storage Spaces two-way mirrors) .

Just in case my C: drive SSD is dead.

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Post Posted June 5th, 2018, 9:19 pm

tanstaafl wrote:Did you try the "Nothing you do works" section? If something messes up the profiles.ini file (for example you making a trivial mistake when editing it) you need to delete that file.

I wrote that KB article so any feedback you can give me on what you tried and/or what seemed useless or too hard to understand would be very useful. I added a "Check that the profile you want to move works" section after reading this thread.


I didn't try "Nothing you do works" section

But I retry "Modify profiles.ini to point to the new location"
And it is working now. I'm just mistaken the step "e.g., Path=C:\Profiles\newprofile."

It should be the full path like this D:\New Location\xxxxxxxx.default
Before I just type D:\New Location
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If someday my SSD is dead. So I just install Thunderbird on the new SSD. And change profiles.ini to point to new location right ?

What about registry.dat and Crash Reports folder ? I don't have to back them up right ?

Thank You

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Post Posted June 5th, 2018, 9:21 pm

akkha wrote:What about registry.dat and Crash Reports folder ? I don't have to back them up right ?

Correct.

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