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moved tbird portable and it stuffed extensions up

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os7
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moved tbird portable and it stuffed extensions up

hey folks
i moved tbird portable from

c:applications/thunderbird
to
d:applications/thunderbird

and now most of my extensions dont work including lighting which is major pain in the butt as i have quite a few calendars i use with it
i even moved it all back into the old folder and they still dont work
whats up with this anyone know?

p.s. forgot to mention that in the extensions tab in the addons options, the extensions including lightning are still all listed there but they just say they will be installed when tbird is restarted, which dosnt happen no matter how many times i restart tbird.

arizona480
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I know when I move Firefox to a new drive or folder...

I have to click on "find updates" in my extensions, then after the restart, all the extensions work like they should (they will say "compatibility update applied" I would imagine they would be the same with Thunderbird. I haven't gone past 1.5.0.14 with TB, so I never have had that issue, but I know when I went to FF 3.5, I had to do that method with every new drive letter or folder change.

ottosykora
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with FFP

I am experienecing it every time I copy it manualy somewhere elese, with TB I had it also once after copying the whole folder to other place.

Cur: simply reinstall or update all the extensions, all will be as before, no problem.

Otto Sykora
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Bruce Pascoe
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Faster solution

Close Thunderbird, then go into your profile directory (PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile most likely) and delete extensions.rdf. Then run TB again.

os7
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ok looked into those

ok looked into those suggestions.
firstly, the update button in addons is shaded out, as in i cant press it
secondly i deleted that extensions file and restarted but tbird behaves exactly the same, i close it down and that file is back there.

ottosykora
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reinstall

>i close it down and that file is back there.

Otto Sykora
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Bruce Pascoe
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...

You are deleting that file while Thunderbird isn't running, right? If you do it while it's running, it'll just reproduce the corrupt file. What you want to do is delete it while TB is not running so on next startup it'll rebuild a correct one.

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