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i75Dave
 
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Post Posted August 21st, 2018, 8:01 am

To my horror, I checked my TB file folders this morning and found all my careful color-coding had disappeared. I have 32 folders and many sub-folders, all color-coded to help me with my email message filing by topic.

It appears that TB has been updated to v60 and the color-folder add-on (which worked perfectly yesterday), is now disabled.

I would pay to be able to color-code my folders. Can anybody recommend a similar add-on which is compatible with 60, and will allow me to once again, color-code my folders. As mentioned, I would be very happy to pay for such a utility.

Dave.

wsmwk
 
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2018, 4:45 am


i75Dave
 
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2018, 7:55 am

SOLVED - many thanks "wsmwk." All is OK now. My folder colors returned after installing the latest version of the add-on. Cheers. Dave

mangorunner
 
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Post Posted October 26th, 2018, 12:26 pm

Following up on this thread. I found in the Add-on Reviews these instructions:

How to fix the addon for TB 60:

1. Download color_folders-1.1-tb.xpi.
2. Rename it to color_folders-1.1-tb.zip.
3. Unpack.
4. Open chrome/colorfolders.js and replace
"for each (var folder in folders) {"
with
"for (let folder of folders) {"
in lines 70 and 93.

5. in /install.rdf set max version to 100.*:
"<em:maxVersion>100.*</em:maxVersion>"

6. Zip the sources back to color_folders-1.1-tb.zip.
7. Rename to color_folders-1.1-tb.xpi.
8. Install it to TB.
9. Enjoy! :-)

If the above instructions are followed, will this add-on work for TB Ver 60.2.1 (32-bit)?
If not, is there another folder-coloring add-on that does work?

Thanks!
Carol, who loves colored folders

mangorunner
 
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Post Posted October 26th, 2018, 6:23 pm

I can answer my own question (as of now, yet unposted... apparently not yet approved by the moderator):

Yes, if the above procedure is completed on the Add-on files, it does appear to work correctly for Thunderbird Version 60.2.1 (32-bit).

Carol :)

wsmwk
 
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Post Posted October 27th, 2018, 1:40 am

If the current author of the add-on isn't willing to update it, perhaps someone here could fork it and publish an approved version for the add-ons site.
Last edited by wsmwk on November 9th, 2018, 4:36 am, edited 1 time in total.

spinthepilot
 
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Post Posted November 9th, 2018, 4:00 am

As so sad when this disappeared and so happy when the fix was posted.

Installed correctly, restarted TB and the addon and colours menu appear - BUT just wont apply to the folders.

Any ideas? Thank to all in advance.

morat
 
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Post Posted November 9th, 2018, 10:17 am

@spinthepilot

The hacked extension works fine for me.

I tested with a few folders in Local Folders. The folder colors are still applied after restarting.

There may be a conflict with another extension. Try disabling all extensions except the Color Folders extension, then restart.

Color Folders 1.1 (hacked)
Thunderbird 60.3.0
Windows 7 SP1 32-bit

spinthepilot
 
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Post Posted November 10th, 2018, 2:20 am

Sadly not. All looks totally correct just won't apply! Please could somone put a link (or something) for the fully working .xpi - its just possible I screwed up the editing?

morat
 
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Post Posted November 10th, 2018, 6:57 am

@spinthepilot

Okay. I sent a link in a private message.

spinthepilot
 
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Post Posted November 10th, 2018, 9:57 am

PM back!

spinthepilot
 
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Post Posted November 11th, 2018, 2:17 am

Many thanks to Morat for their assistance and knowledge.

FloMar87
 
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Post Posted November 14th, 2018, 6:26 am

morat wrote:@spinthepilot

Okay. I sent a link in a private message.


Could you sent the link also to me? thank you so much

estelizo
 
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Post Posted November 28th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Hello,
Please help, I need Color Folders!!!! I tried Morat's but it did not work.I am using windows 10 64 bit
Thanks in advance,
Esteban

estelizo
 
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Post Posted November 28th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Hello,
I have the same problem as spinthepilot. I did everything but I can not get the folders to change colors.
Help please!!!

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