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Post Posted May 10th, 2018, 5:57 am

When I updated SeaMonkey a few months ago, I lost all my emails/email addresses and browser links. There's another update available. How do I do this without losing everything again? tx.

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Post Posted May 10th, 2018, 6:01 am

How did you do the update last time? Using the built-in process (menu path Help->Check for updates) should only download and install the newer version without touching the user profile, where your messages and other data are stored.

Before updating this time, backup your profile so you can recover data if something unexpected happens again -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup

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Post Posted May 10th, 2018, 6:59 am

DanRaisch wrote:... Using the built-in process (menu path Help->Check for updates) should only download and install the newer version without touching the user profile, where your messages and other data are stored.

    The automatic updates no work with SeaMonkey 2.49.3 #-o

    seamonkey-project.org wrote:... Please download the full installer from the downloads section and install SeaMonkey 2.49.3 manually over the previous version.








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Post Posted May 10th, 2018, 7:58 am

In any case, always backup your Profile, first.

@OP, possible that you ended up running a different or new Profile entirely?
Check Profile Manager.
Or that you updated from a very old version of SeaMonkey?
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Post Posted May 10th, 2018, 3:09 pm

I now have SeaMonkey 2.49.1 and am supposed to update to 2.49.3. I'm a bit confused by the messages above regarding backing up, esp the Mozilla Back up link which states:
"MozBackup is not being developed anymore. There are known issues and there is no time on my side to fix all issues and develop new features. Use MozBackup only on your risk. Thanks for understanding. Source code is available on GitHub."
Not sure where that leaves me.... tx.

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Post Posted May 10th, 2018, 3:14 pm

It leaves, at a minimum, copying the profile using the Windows copy functions as described under the "Manually back up the profile."

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Post Posted May 11th, 2018, 3:49 am

Well, is there enough difference between 2.49.1 and 2.49.3 for me to do it? tx.

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Post Posted May 11th, 2018, 9:43 am

To do what?

To backup?
When something goes wrong & you don't have a backup, you'll then be able to answer that question.

To update?
There are security fixes in .3, so yes, you would want to update.
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