I'll cross-post this in a couple of places.
Here's a question that I hope someone here can answer. I'm trying
to set up a situation where the Thunderbird of each of my OS's uses
the same set of files; that way when I use Thunderbird, I can
archive and retrieve useful incoming stuff in the sub-folders of
LOCAL FOLDERS regardless of the OS I'm using at the moment. I've
managed to verify that the file structures and format of the
contents of the data files under the ....\Profiles directories of
the various Thunderbirds are the same, but I have not been able to
find out either how Thunderbird for Windows finds its ....\Profiles
directory, or where or how to change the specification of the
location of that directory. Surely that information is not hard-
coded in !
This information is easily located in OS/2 and eCS (eCS = eComStation
= the current version of OS/2, version 2.0 of which has just been
released about a month ago). For the OS/2 version of Thunderbird,
the environment variable MOZILLA_HOME is set in CONFIG.SYS, and
contains the location of the directory containing the Thunderbird
....\Profiles directory. Further, in both the OS/2 and Windows
Thunderbirds, in the same directory as the Profiles directory, there
is a file called Profiles.ini which contains a line starting
"Path=". That line contains the name of the particular directory
under Profiles, xxxxxxxx.default (xxxxxxxx is an 8-character
string of lower case letters and digits unique to the installation
of Thunderbird), and it contains all the rest of the Thunderbird
But how does Windows Thunderbird find the Profiles directory ?
Where is the location of it specified ? There's no MOZILLA_HOME
environment variable or anything that looks like it. I don't
see anything like it in the Registry or in any files in the
directory containing the Thunderbird executables. Any ideas ?