Originally Posted by Westside |
I should have a confirmation that WinXP is being used. Otherwise, why looking in C:\documents and settings? |
Also new profiles should have all the components, and not just Mail, or I don't understand what:C:\PROFILES\LEE-2007\MAIL\
It seems that Profiles and Accounts are being mixed up. I have seen plenty of it, and it leads nowhere.
Westside thanks for the response. I have now figured it out for myself. My friend has Win-XP on his computer and I was aware the normal path to Thunderbird mail is something like:....... C:\Documents and Settings\RAY\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\0xf2xezs.default\Mail\mail.smyth1.net and that was what I went looking for to copy the mail to the new folder and couldn't find it.
I was so use to using my own computer which I always keep set to show the hidden files that I never gave any thought to the files being hidden.
Of course when I went looking for the files they were not there and then when I did the search, I searched the whole computer but never did a search for the hidden files.
It is hard to concerate while talking on the phone explaining to some one what your doing to their computer. But, I expect the real problem had something to do with senility.
As soon as I got my head on straight and unhide the files they were right there where they were suppose to be.
For the record, I wasn't mixing profiles and mail accounts but, I do have Netscape, Seamonkey and Thunderbird all use the same profiles and mail accounts and have done so for over a year now with no problems.
Ramona has advised against doing this and I myself wouldn't recommend it for everybody but, thus far it has caused me no problems.
In regards to the path of C:\PROFILES\LEE-2007\MAIL\ --- I don't like wading through a whole mess of paths to get to certain files and I have found with the "Local Directory" setting that the mozilla mail can be directed to most any folder desired without problems. Even C:\MAIL would work
Thanks for your response and I apoligize for not listing the OS I know better then that. (senility struck again) Ray