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walkerpbus

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 1:50 pm

I have what is good recommended in this forum & downloaded to my traditional Dropbox folder but I can't get the version 52.3.0 (32-bit) to open the file from that location. I need this ASAP because an internet problem with the Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL email address ruined every other email account as well plus the outdated Firefox/Thunderbird backup.
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop. Usually latest or latest-1 Thunderbird on all machines. Would like soon to buy a new laptop if my finances permit.

DanRaisch
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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 2:47 pm

If what you are asking for is the location from which to download Thunderbird version 52.3.0 directly to your PC, here's the URL from which you can get it -- https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunder ... n32/en-US/

If what you are asking about is accessing your back files from Dropbox, please post back to confirm that.

If you are asking about HOW to backup Thunderbird, see this article -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup
Note that MozBackup has been problematic lately and only the most recent beta version seems to be working for folks.

walkerpbus

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Post Posted October 11th, 2017, 5:54 pm

DanRaisch wrote:If what you are asking for is the location from which to download Thunderbird version 52.3.0 directly to your PC, here's the URL from which you can get it -- https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunder ... n32/en-US/

If what you are asking about is accessing your back files from Dropbox, please post back to confirm that.

If you are asking about HOW to backup Thunderbird, see this article -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup
Note that MozBackup has been problematic lately and only the most recent beta version seems to be working for folks.

I tried the new Mozbackup beta AFAIK, & it didn't work either ](*,)
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop. Usually latest or latest-1 Thunderbird on all machines. Would like soon to buy a new laptop if my finances permit.

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Post Posted October 11th, 2017, 6:18 pm

Just copying the entire profile structure to removable media or to another directory on the hard drive is usually effective as a way to back up your data.
There's also the backup function of the ImportExportTools extension.

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