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can't read old emails (Tbird portable not finding my profile)

Submitted by bangbang on March 22, 2023 - 5:50pm

I'm running Tbird portable on a usb drive with Windows. It was working fine until recently - but now when I open it, it asks me to create a new profile & I can't figure out how to direct it back to the original profile (I've tried the -profile "path" command line argument but I still get the same request to create a profile) - how can I get it to access my old emails again?

Keep getting notifications for 102.8.0 update even though I'm already running this version.

Submitted by joetron2030 on March 14, 2023 - 12:02pm

Has anyone else started getting spurious new update notifications for 102.8.0 even though they're already running this version?

I'm not sure if this is a general Thunderbird problem or something specific to the portable version. I'm leaning towards it being an issue with Thunderbird itself but wanted some advice before I open a ticket with Mozilla.

Thanks in advance.

[Bug] Favorite folders not saved when moving to new PC

Submitted by Alexander230 on March 2, 2023 - 6:23am

There is a bug that strongly breaks usability: when I move Thunderbird Portable to another PC, it doesn't remember which folders has "Favorite" mark. Also, I have "Favorite" option set in View - Folders menu, but it resets to "All" on another PC. Some folders occasionally lost Favorite mark even when I move Thunderbird folder within 1 PC.

Problem with migration from Enigmail (TB 68 to 78)

Submitted by Elsee on January 31, 2023 - 10:18pm

Hello, I am asking for help with Enigmail migration. I guess the legacy version 78 is required to port the keys from Enigmail to the new PGP format. But I can't find this version anywhere. If I take version 91 directly and try to import my private key, I get an error message even though the key is correct.

Mozilla Thunderbird Portable Edition cannot be started.

Submitted by ebp184 on January 30, 2023 - 1:42pm

Is this the correct forums to post this question? I've also posted it under General Forums --General Discussion

I've been running Thunderbird Portable Edition from a USB flash drive for about three years. Today, when I tried to start the app, I received the following error message text box:
Mozilla Thunderbird Portable Edition | X

Disable SplashScreen for ThunderbirdPortable via the INI file

Submitted by AbsolutelyRandom on November 6, 2022 - 2:19pm

Is it safe to simply create an INI file named ThunderbirdPortable.ini, place it next to ThunderbirdPortable.exe and include just one line:
Or maybe it is required to copy the whole content of ThunderbirdPortable.ini from "Other\Source"? I would like to know what I'm doing so I don't ruin the app's portability.

How to start the Thunderbird Portable on a Tablet or Smartphone ?

Submitted by on October 15, 2022 - 8:34am

I have stored all files on a Stick and connected it to my Android-Smartphone via a Micro-USB.
A Describtion advices to start the Portable with the ".exe".
But this doesn't work on my Smartphone.
Is there anywhere an APP to start an ".exe" ?
Is there any other way ?

Thanks für ideas or solutions

Migrating a profile from an old TB portable installation to the most recent PortableApps including TB

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Submitted by DocCabbage on September 14, 2022 - 9:23am

I have a backup copy from June of a TB portable installation I recently lost. I installed PortableApps, including TB portable, afresh from a download on Sep. 14. 2022 on a USB stick. It would be great to transfer all the account information, passwords, etc., plus a history of e-mails from the last 10 years. What has happened since June is still in my IMAP account and will hopefully be available after reconnection.