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Can't backup/delete Profile folder - prefs-4.js

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Can't backup/delete Profile folder - prefs-4.js

I'm running the newest version of Thunderbird Portable with Webmail extensions to manage several accounts. Yesterday I was having problems with Thunderbird (was closing unexpectedly, etc) so I decided to do a new reinstall.

When I was trying to delete the folder from my thumb drive, I kept getting an error - couldn't delete prefs-4.js.

I ended up reinstalling over the old folder. Now I'm trying to backup my profile (simply copy to and with MozBackup) and I keep getting the same error - cannot copy prefs-4.js - file is corrupt etc.

Can anyone tell me how to workaround this prefs-4.js file? It seems to be a real pain.

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Joined: 2007-09-05 12:31
use checkdisk for windows

it will convert the broken file to a deletable one. use commandline or simply reboot with your drive plugged in.
Other way : rightclick your drive in explorer and choose properties/tools/check your drive

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