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phil3
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Thunderbird portable to local

had TB local on Win98 machine (which is no more), created TB portable on flash drive which I am using but now want to give up flash and install local on machine using XP Pro. How?

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Follow the instructions at

Follow the instructions at https://portableapps.com/support/thunderbird_portable#local_profile in reverse; to simplify it though, first of all run Thunderbird locally, and then copy the profile directory to the correct location, renaming it to C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\default.??? and using the same "default.???" name as the empty one created when you ran Thunderbird locally (that way you won't need to edit the profiles INI file which I can't remember the details of at the moment).

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more questions 10-21 @ 2:49pm

Thanks for the reply Chris Morgan. I downloaded Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 and ran it insuring that Thunderbird portable on thumb drive was removed. Upon opening the local TB, it has three or so "old" messages in it? More importantly, I think, I looked at windows explorer to see C:/program files/mozilla thunderbird which has /defaults/profile/ (3 files) --- 1) local store.rdf, 2) prefs and 3) mime types.rdf BUT no "default" file.

Any suggestions as to what to do next?

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