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by kevinwilcox
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Thunderbird - losing profile

Hi jrm, to my shame I've slid back into using windows as my default. I can't entirely remember why but think it was because I needed to use Sweethome 3D to plan a home extension and (ironically) it simply didn't work that well under Linux and I didn't have the time or will to work out why. On top of...
by kevinwilcox
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Thunderbird - losing profile

I'm a bit out of my depth when talking about file systems but I do believe the problem stems from the drive being NTFS or some other aspect of the PC being primarily set up for windows. The reason is that I tested moving the profile to that drive (D: for me) with thunderbird installed on windows and...
by kevinwilcox
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Thunderbird - losing profile

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 ...
by kevinwilcox
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Thunderbird - losing profile

Solved. The problem does appear to be the disk/partition format. When I change the mailbox folder in a windows copy of thunderbird there's no problem. When I do the same in linux but remain within the linux partition, same. So all I need to do for the long term is, when I set linux up for real, part...
by kevinwilcox
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Thunderbird - losing profile

Yes, for the profile to be where I want it, it would be on a windows partition, in the sense of that hard drive having been formatted as NTFS while doing a previous windows installation. But no, the profile was created using the Linux copy of Thunderbird. But you have given me an idea there, later t...
by kevinwilcox
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Thunderbird - losing profile

That sounds sensible. A quick question - might the d: drive being ntfs be the current prob? I know virtually nothing about file systems at the moment but if the answer is yes then I'll do the homework.

Thanks, kevin
by kevinwilcox
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Thunderbird - losing profile

Thanks Riko, that may be my plan b. As a rule I keep all data on a separate drive so that when Windows needed a clean reinstall I didn't have to spend any time backing up and reinstalling that data, can just nuke the os/software disk and reinstall, as its always impossible to know what part of the b...
by kevinwilcox
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] change home folder location
Replies: 5
Views: 4910

Re: change home folder location

Karl, I hope you don't mind me coming in on the back of this with a possibly related question. Does the same apply to using an NTFS partition for my Thunderbird profile? I've just posted a question on the newbie forums about this but basically t'bird won't 'remember' that I've determined for my prof...
by kevinwilcox
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Thunderbird - losing profile

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 ...
by kevinwilcox
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from West Sussex
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Hello from West Sussex

Just realised I should have introduced myself first, before posting my question about my thunderbird profile. So hello! I took the big step into Linux about a week ago, triggered by having to reinstall windows and the sheer lousyness of that process coupled with the still mediocre results you get at...
by kevinwilcox
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Thunderbird - losing profile
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Thunderbird - losing profile

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 ...

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