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Problems running Mozilla Thunderbird for U3

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alvsan
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Problems running Mozilla Thunderbird for U3

I got my USB flash drive four months ago and I'm been working successfully with it until now that my new laptop runs with Vista. The problem now is that when I try to open Mozilla Thunderbird for U3, I get the following message: "Thunderbird for U3 cannot be started. You may wish to reinstall to fix this issue. (ERROR: The program could not be found:\thunderbird\thunderbird.exe."
I've got stored hundreds of email stored on my flash drive and I don't want to loose all that information.
Please, if there is somebody who came across with this issue and know how to fix it, I would ask him for help. Thanks in advance.

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Well...

HI and welcome here Smile

Its not that easy to fix because some U3 sticks don't support Vista.

We stopped supporting U3 a while ago. But you can use the normal Thunderbird Portable. All your email are inside a hidden folder. Its named something like: ?:\System\Apps\3C9F7B3F-D55C-42cd-8537-B878518B73AF\Data
The exact number will be different so you need to dig around a little.

Next you install Thunderbird Portable from this site onto your drive. Then copy the Data folder you found inside ?:\System\Apps\\ into the ThunderbirdPortable folder and you should be ok.

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DADSGETNDOWN
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Plus discontinued

Plus I read something just a month or 2 ago, that U3 itself
(sticks etc) are being discontinued I think at the end of this year
or early next.
So you won't even be able to buy them new in store.

Bensawsome
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Ya....

John really should take out this section of the forums... for one thing we don't even have any U3 software here and second is what DADSGETNDOWN mentioned :S I don't see the point of continuing this section >_>

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Nope

Keep it. People are still using U3 and so maybe one can convert a few U3 users to the new PortableApps.com Platform Smile

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