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Post Posted March 4th, 2018, 9:22 am

What I did was
I moved my TB to a portable app on a USB stick,
then I deleted TB as an installed program on my hard drive c:

Since then, perhaps not surprisingly, I can no longer use TB as my default email client?

If I go into the section of default programmes and find the MAILTO protocol, I still cannot see Thunderbird as an option, even when the USB drive is mounted.

Any clues how to sort this out?
runs Chrome 59, Thunderbird 52 32bit, Windows 7 (64bit), uses TB with POP not IMAP

DanRaisch
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Post Posted March 4th, 2018, 9:30 am

You may not be able to. The defaults are managed by the operating system and the settings stored in the Windows Registry. I don't believe it will take notice of the portable version on an external drive.
Also see -- https://portableapps.com/node/25189

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