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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 10:41 am

Hi,

I am currently using SM 2.46 (full version, not portable) and have 2 profiles that I use for emails. Both are IMAP on an XP machine.

I wanted to migrate these 2 profiles to another pc using Win7.

Previously when migrating profiles between XP machines, I would create profiles folders with identical names and then copy the contents of the 'old' SeaMonkey profile folder (with the same name(s)) into the 'new' SeaMonkey folder(s) created.

ie create profile General in 'new' SeaMonkey (which exists in 'old' SeaMonkey), delete its contents and then copy the contents of xxxxxxxx.General from the old SeaMonkey profile folder into the General folder of the new SM.

Given that I am migrating from an XP machine to a Win 7 machine, I was wondering whether this method remains the same or whether the folder and file structure has changed between XP & Win7 such that this method can no longer be used.

Many thanks for any info provided

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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 12:28 pm

The location for the SeaMonkey profile has changed between XP and Win 7. See this article -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folde ... dows_users

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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 12:36 pm

Yes I am aware of the location change of the SM folder between XP & Win7.

Can migrating the profile folder as detailed in my original post above be carried out between XP and Win7?

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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 1:20 pm

There have been changes in the files that store passwords and encryption keys between version 2.46 and the current version (2.49.4) but if you install version 2.46 on the Win 7 machine you should be OK using the procedure you describe.

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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Many thanks.

I will be migrating to the same version, 2.46, on the Win7 machine. I take it from your response that this should be fine.

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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 3:52 pm

Yes, as I said in my last post.

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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 11:43 pm

Should be fine. Any reason why you are still on 2.46? More and more websites don't work with it.

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Post Posted April 11th, 2019, 2:45 am

DanRaisch wrote:Yes, as I said in my last post.


Many thanks

frg wrote:Should be fine. Any reason why you are still on 2.46? More and more websites don't work with it.


Only using this version as an email client . Using later Portable versions for surfing

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