25 June 2022

Teknowlawgickal

Being quasi Luddites, The Lovely Harvey and I prefer to use an actual email program to download our messages locally rather than rely on the web-based platform the email providers give us.

I used to have a couple of free email accounts that are flat gone now, but I still have a couple of the emails that were transmitted on them because I keep Thunderbird.  Some of them were from Mom, and she's not with us anymore either...

Moving Thunderbird to a new machine has meant moving to a new OS as well.

So far I've gone from WinXP to OSX 10.4.  Then from 10.4 to 10.6 automatically as the OS upgraded...

Then from OSX 10.6.8 to Win7 then from Win7 to Ubuntu 20.04.

It's a simple matter of finding the profile folders, copying them and pasting them onto the new machine... and then remembering that you need to edit the two .ini files to direct Thunderbird to ignore the profile it makes during install.

Tonight moving Harvey's profile from her Win7 drive to her spiffy new Lenovo Ideapad running Win11 Home... I had (of course) forgotten that ini edit and flailed around for a frustrating while.

It was made more frustrating that the mouse settings are set to HER preference and not mine.  Her machine after all.

But I got it moved and working as it should.

1 comment:

  1. i miss xp and w7...so simple...the higher the windows number goes, the less user friendly it becomes...panzer guy...

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