kevinwilcox wrote:Hello, I very much apologise if the answer to this question is already here on the forum but my searches haven't so far helped me resolve the issue. I'm very new to linux and had a trouble-free install, including thunderbird. However, I want my Thunderbird profile saved on my second hard drive, not on the same one as my software. I've had several goes at configuring this in thunderbird, following the straightforward instructions here and on the web. What happens though is that, even if I create a new account with the desired new path, it'll work at first but when I reboot it seems to forget the settings and revert to a default profile. I've tried editing the profile.ini file (and alternatively, making changes in the thunderbird account settings), but neither fix the problem. As best I remember it's fine if I just re-install t'bird and accept the default profile path. Could anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong? Could it be anything to do with the filepath name; my target drive is called /media/kevin/C8B4F7B0B4F79F5E in caja, whereas in windows this would normally be e.g. D:\. (In the devices pane it's called 500 GB Volume). Logic tells me I'm just making a stupid error but I can't for the life of me figure out what.
kevinwilcox wrote:Hi Igor
For quite a few years now I've always kept my data on a separate drive or partition to programme files / software, so that when I need to do a clean re-install I don't have to do any data back-ups first, can just wipe the applications drive and re-install. (I do routinely back-up my data as well, to an external drive). So my aim is to continue this method with a linux-based system.
I concluded though that the reason I couldn't get this to work was because my data drive is formatted for windows and I'm reasonably sure it will work fine when I set up the PC finally with Linux as my primary rather than secondary OS.
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