You are here

[Fixed] Thunderbird 3.0.1 leaves files (Crash Reports)

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Simeon
Simeon's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 1 month ago
DeveloperTranslator
Joined: 2006-09-25 15:15
[Fixed] Thunderbird 3.0.1 leaves files (Crash Reports)

I just found a bug in the latest Thunderbird release. It leaves behind a folder called "Thunderbird" in %APPDATA% with the usual Mozilla Crash Reports folder in it including a file with the install date.

Firefox and Seamonkey handle the folder correctly (=backup and restore), it seems that this functionality has been forgotten in the Thunderbird Launcher.

Tested on Win XP SP3 limited account.

Can anyone confirm this?

EDIT: This has been fixed.

J Neutron
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2008-06-10 19:26
Confirmed

I quit ThunderbirdPortable and found files in the folder you describe.

Mine are:
InstallTime20091121183158 dated 12/04/2009 09:10am
InstallTime20091130201643 dated 12/07/2009 03:51pm
InstallTime20091204171430 dated 12/09/2009 12:08am
InstallTime20100111101938 dated 01/24/2010 06:23pm

I was having some trouble with the webmail/AOL extensions retrieving mail until I landed beta versions of them.

A couple of days ago I installed Lightning just to see how it worked.

Edit: WinXP SP3, running as HMFIC

neutron1132 (at) usa (dot) com

J Neutron
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2008-06-10 19:26
Interesting Research

I did some research on Mozilla crash reporter, and found this advice:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=132

It specifically mentions disabling the crash reporter in FirefoxPortable by editing the application.ini file.

I made the same changes to the application.ini file in the ThunderbirdPortable directory.

I found that an empty directory called %APPDATA%\Thunderbird was created when ThunderbirdPortable started, and was removed after quitting ThunderbirdPortable.

Since things are stable here, I haven't been able to test this out after experiencing any crashes, so YMMV.

neutron1132 (at) usa (dot) com

Log in or register to post comments