Funny thing about Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Keith, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Keith

    Keith Guest

    I found out something odd about Thunderbird. On my dual boot PC,
    I have Windows 2000 and Mandrake Linux 10.2. On the former I have had
    Thunderbird 1.0.7 for the past two months. On the latter, I have had
    Thunderbird 1.0.2 for the same amount of time. I was able not only to
    share the local folders between both Thunderbirds; but also, their
    profiles even though Windows and Linux have different directory
    This wasn't the case when I updated my Linux to have Thunderbird
    1.0.7 so that both Windows and Linux had the same version of
    Thunderbird. All of a sudden, both Thunderbirds couldn't read their
    shared profile even though both were still able to share the local
    folders. I had to create a default profile for both Thunderbirds
    seperate from one another.
    This hasn't been the case with my Firefox 1.5 for Linux and
    Windows. They both share the same profile. Go figure.

    Keith, Dec 1, 2005
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  2. Keith

    Jedi Fans Guest

    I put everything on my FAT32 shared drive n then - with two different
    profiles - symbolically linked parts that could be shared eg the mail
    and news folders for tbird, and bookmarks.html for firefox ;)
    Jedi Fans, Dec 1, 2005
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  3. That's the better course, and exactly what I do on my dual boots.
    Sharing the profile across platform is probably not a good idea, though
    I've never actually done it, but sharing the data works, and I do it all
    the time.

    Leonidas Jones, Dec 1, 2005
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