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Old 09-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Question Moving Thunderbird Profile to Puppy


Hi all.

Having now sueccessfully gotten my XP/Puppy dual boot up and running I need a bit of help moving my old T-Bird profile to the new setup.

T-Bird is successfully up and running in Puppy.
I cab grab new emails just fine.
Now I need all my old setup from previous PC.

Old profile currently saved on USB flash drive.
Once, I located the new profile in Puppy but can no longer find it

Need to know
  • Specifically, where is the profile located ( Iread /root.thunderbird but can no longer see it
  • How do I copy file from flash drive to the /root folder

As usual for this newbie, please be as specific as possible in your explanation (steps to follow, where choices are located, correct commands, etc.)

Immediate help is very much appreciated - trying to get back to work.

Thank you all so much!
 
Old 09-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Firstly, you should use a user account for everything but system maintenance.

That said, there should be a .thunderbird directory in /home/user/. in there you'll file /profile/<unique id>

cd to the profiel directory

If you want to save the current puppy installed profile do a mv <unique id>/ <unique id>-puppy/

now copy the old profile <old id> to the profile directory and then rename it to the previous <unique id>

Next time you start Thunderbird you should be using the old profile.
 
Old 09-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thunderbird Profile move

Hi.
To clarify please,
how specifically do I copy the old profile file into Puppy

USB drive is recognized as SDC.
Puppy files are on SDB2

I will look again at the /home directory as you suggest.

Thanks very much for your assistance
 
Old 09-16-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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Got it from the Puppy IRC chat.
Thanks guys
 
Old 09-16-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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SOLVED: Moving T-Bird Profile

Writing up the solution for benefit of any who cannot find elsewhere

Using PFind and clicking the eyeball to see all files, search All Files (which will be slow) for
*.default

Be suew you know on which partition Thunderbird is loaded. If in doubt, mount each partition and run PFind there.

Once located and device where old .default is located, right click the new default profile and choose to rename it <random characters>,old
Then drag and drop the profile you wish to replace it with into the folder.


All the best, keep learning in Linux.
 
  


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