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Old 01-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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thunderbird to icedove


Hi. I recently converted a Gentoo system over to Debian. The .thunderbird directory doesn't seem to be detected by icedove. I tried mv'ing it to .icedove, but that didn't seem to work either. Found a few posts on the net from 10 years ago, but they didn't help.

I'd consider switching to another mail client, but I at least need to get my connection/password information out of the thunderbird profile somehow.
 
Old 01-29-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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I have done the opposite before, going from Debian to Slackware, by renaming .icedove to .thunderbird. Did you try renaming it rather than moving the files?
 
Old 01-29-2014, 03:35 PM   #3
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I have done the opposite before, going from Debian to Slackware, by renaming .icedove to .thunderbird. Did you try renaming it rather than moving the files?
That's what I meant, unless I'm misunderstanding you. "mv .thunderbird .icedove"
 
Old 01-29-2014, 04:10 PM   #4
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Try this -

Code:
 icedove -P
Create a new profile with some name that you like. Now, look for what and where icedove created.

Lets say it created ~/.icedove. In that folder, there should be (at least) a folder with the same name as the profile name and profiles.ini.

Try

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rm -fr ~/.icedove/<newly_created_profile>/*
cp <old_thunderbird_profile>/<old_profile>/* ~/.icedove/<newly_created_profile>/
This might restore functionality. Hope it helps!
 
Old 01-29-2014, 04:15 PM   #5
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That's what I meant, unless I'm misunderstanding you. "mv .thunderbird .icedove"
Yes, this is what I did:

Code:
mv ~/.icedove{,-org}
mv ~/.thunderbird ~/.icedove
 
Old 01-29-2014, 04:24 PM   #6
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Hey guys, it looks like this was my fault. The files were supposed to be in ~/.icedove, but I had accidental copied in the wrong files when I was doing the OS transition. So I think this counts as a ID10T error. Sorry for the trouble.
 
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No worries, glad you got it figured out.
 
  


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