- Page 2, section 4.
Just something that affected me that may you may wish to add/edit.
After editing and saving 'profiles.ini' - the paragraph states "Save the file, and start Thunderbird afterwards. If nothing went wrong, you will now see all your emails, contacts, and account settings in Thunderbird:"
I did this and it went pete tong (wrong)
- a new default folder was created and so it did not use the windows one I copied over. Here is how I got round it.
My windows profile directory was called nyd2n3ga.default
. The default profiles directory was called qihic9je.default
. And when I started Thunderbird, instead of using my windows profile it created a new one called yrzdooan.default
So this is what I did:
rm -rf /home/dazblade/.thunderbird/qihic9je.default/
rm -rf /home/dazblade/.thunderbird/yrzdooan.default/
chmod 700 /home/dazblade/.thunderbird/nyd2n3ga.default
Then when I started Thunderbird - Voila! all my profile data was imported with all my emails etc.
Also, just a minor difference, you mentioned the path as ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/ but on my system, Fedora 7, the path is ~/.thunderbird/
Anyway, hope that helps some folk. Because the article certainly helped me, thanks Falko.