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Old 07-13-2009, 04:36 AM   #1
mlangdn
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Can't save images from Thunderbird email


If someone sends me an email with an inline image, I can no longer right-click and save the image. This showed up when I first installed SW64-current. I had no problems doing this forever, until now.

Google hasn't been much help either.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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I finally solved this issue by re-creating my profile. I have always just copied the .thunderbird folder between new installs so that I would not lose my old emails, preferences, addons, etc. I reckon that somewhere along the way, something just got too corrupted. Now I can right-click on images and save them. I copied over only the email related stuff. No addons or themes, which I only have one extra theme and one extension for TB.

Been copying that folder since SW 10.2
 
Old 07-13-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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Might I suggest, if you did it another way, to use rsync next time?
This is how I copy it without ever having such an issue:
Code:
rsync -av /server1/silas/mingdao/.thunderbird/ /home/mingdao/.thunderbird/
And if ~/.thunderbird/ is not on your destination, leave off the trailing / (slash)
from the origin. The "a" preserves the file attributes (probably where you messed up),
and the "v" makes it verbose, so you see everything in stdout.

Hope this helps in the future. Edit this thread as [SOLVED] -- can you do that, or
must you report and ask a moderator to do that?
 
Old 07-14-2009, 03:10 AM   #4
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Thanks Bruce. Wrote that down for my notes. I just seen at the top of the OP is a box called Thread Tools. In there it can be marked as solved. I've never seen that before. Learned two things tonight.
 
  


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