Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Run Thunderbird Portable (TBP) or use portable data for installed Thunderbird in SandboxIE

Note: Don't do this is you can't easily follow the steps. Ask your "computer tech". Be sure and backup everything in "C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird" and your TBP directory before you do any of this (because many of you will mess this up).

I am not responsible for you doing or trying this. As usual, you found this as a blog and you use it at your own risk. Again, backup C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird and TBP directory.

1) Run TBP in SandboxIE. It will create a profile at "C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles"
Close Thunderbird.

2) Run command prompt as Administrator
Go to: C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles
Your profile name will look something like this: f6b4ewhh.default
Don't delete it!
rename f6b4ewhh.default f6b4ewhh.default.bak1

3) Still at C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles ...
Find your TBP directory and subfolder data\profile.
Presuming mine is at m:\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile , you would do the following:
mklink /D f6b4ewhh.default m:\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile

4) Run TBP in SandBoxIE and it will correctly find your portable data profile.

You can also use portable data for installed Thunderbird. Just follow the same procedures.
Help? jason.sands@gmail   and you should know to put .com on the end of gmail.

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