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Need help with post-crash recovery of PTB profile.

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joetron2030
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Need help with post-crash recovery of PTB profile.

For the record, I'm running PTB 1.5.0.4 (as of an update this morning) off a USB 2.0 HDD.

My WinXP Pro (SP2) system crashed while I was working this morning. At the time, I had just restarted PTB after the 1.5.0.4 update. Now, when I start PTB, it comes up thinking that there are NO accounts configured for it. How, if it's even possible, can I recover my profile and data? As far as I can tell, all of the actual mail storage files, etc. are still there. PTB just doesn't seem to know about any of it.

If this is an FAQ, please point me in the right direction.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

joetron2030
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Nevermind. I believe I got

Nevermind. I believe I got it figured out. Luckily, I had a fairly recent backup of my profile folder. Once I copied over a "good" prefs.js, Thunderbird appears to be back to "normal". The only setting missing was the message pane. But that was easily remedied.

Thank goodness for backups!

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