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local installation about to start then peters out

I had copied my usb thunderbird portable to the harddrive, it is in the user directory. I just copied the PortableApps folder so it sits next to the Documents/Downloads/Pictures/Videos/etc folders that are there for users.

I click on thunderbirdportable.exe and spalsh comes up, and it shows ups in task manager, and then thunderbird.exe shows up and then thunderbird.exe goes away, and then thunderbirdportable.exe goes away.

Not too sure why, as all the other apps I've tried so far work fine in that directory. I recall John mentioning putting the portbableapps folder in the C:\\, (I think) but I tried that too, and it didn't help.

Any tips? I haven't tried also reinstalling the paf on the new location, would that fix it?

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Copy

I dont know how the case is exactly with thunderbird, but most apps here are only drive-letter-portable and not path-portable. That means they might break/not find their settings if you copy them to a folder where the path changes.
All your emails should be there if you copy them from your flashdrive (X:/PortableApps/ThunderbirdPortable) to your harddrive (C:/PortableApps/ThunderbirdPortable).

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reinstalled with a new paf

but that didn't work.

Any other tips. I wonder why it didn't work now, when I've had it work before on my Vista. The only changes made were that I reinstalled Vista from a iso.

Position of the portableApps.com folder was in the same place.

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did copying work?

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from original source ...

the copy worked. I had originally copied from portable usb to external harddrive to laptop.
Somewhere along the line, it must have gotten borked. Just now I copied directly from usb to laptop, and it worked.

I think waaaay back when I did usb to external, tbird may not have been fully closed, I think I saw the envelope icon still there before I copied it over, even though tbird window was gone. That must have been it, that it didn't fully shut itself off and reset properly.

Now the tbird portable on the laptop is fine.

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