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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problem with the Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL email address ruined every other email account as well plus the outdated Firefox/Thunderbird backup.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, but now 32-bit latest Windows 10. 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 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, but now 32-bit latest Windows 10. 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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Post Posted November 24th, 2017, 2:13 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.

Where is the latest version of Mozbackup?
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop, but now 32-bit latest Windows 10. 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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