-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Thunderbird

  • From: recklessmaverick <recklessmaverick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:19:51 -0500

Unfortunately, Thunderbird was NOT running and was NOT listed in the 
Task Manager.  The problem I was having is typically caused by a bad 
shutdown process that leaves the wrong file locked or by a corrupted or 
incorrect profile file.

On 11/27/2010 9:54 PM, Bundt, Albert E SGM RET wrote:
> If you get that command you can also. Bring up taskmaster....go to
> process....end thunderbird process. Then it will reopen. I get this
> sometimes the message....Thunderbird is already running ....so it won't
> open.
> On 11/27/2010 6:42 PM, recklessmaverick wrote:
>> I'm not sure exactly what fixed it as I was doing 2 or 3 things at
>> once.  It was caused when I simply copied the /profiles folder to a safe
>> spot and then after a clean install of Win7 and reinstall of TBird I
>> simply copied the folder back to where it should be.... forgetting that
>> the new install would have a different profile name.
>> To fix it I deleted the profiles.ini file, deleted all the profiles from
>> the /profiles folder and then copied ONLY the /name.default folder from
>> the old /profiles folder to the new /profiles folder, then rebooted and
>> relaunched Tbird and everything worked.
>> On 11/27/2010 7:08 PM, Sr. Dorothy Robinson wrote:
>>> Reckless,
>>> Could you please tell us how you solved it?.....in case someone else runs
>>> across the same problem... 8^)
>>> thx, Sr. Dorothy
>>> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 3:34 PM, recklessmaverick<
>>> recklessmaverick@xxxxxxxxxx>    wrote:
>>>> Never mind.  Got it solved.
>>>> On 11/27/2010 5:00 PM, Don wilcox wrote:
>>>>> OK.  Here's a new one....
>>>>> I backed up my Thubnderbird accounts and settings by copying the profile
>>>>> folder to a safe location.  I then did a clean install of Win7 and
>>>>> re-installed Thunderbird and then copied the profile folder to the
>>>>> appropriate location.  On launch of Thunderbird I get an error message
>>>>> saying that T'bird is already running and I need to close it or restart
>>>> the
>>>>> computer.  It is not running and restarting the computer does not help.
>>>>     Any
>>>>> ideas?
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