Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
John Doue wrote:

Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
Jay Garcia wrote:

On 31.05.2009 18:19, Paul B. Gallagher wrote:

 --- Original Message ---

Just upgraded from Moz 1.7.13 to SM 1.1.16, and before doing so I ran Mozilla's profile manager to clean up any extraneous entries. It prompted me to choose between my current profile and an imaginary one that AFAICT no longer exists. When I told it to delete the imaginary one, it said it had been created by "a previous version of Navigator" and could only be removed by that program (probably v. 4.5 or so!) -- but of course it was willing to delist it, so I did that.

When I completed the SeaMonkey installation, the new profile manager did the same thing -- asked me to choose between a real and imaginary profile, then agreed to delist the imaginary one.

I've searched and searched my computer and can't find any remnant of the imaginary profile to remove, so what gives? What do I need to clean up before the profile managers will stop "detecting" it?


Check "Profiles.ini" in the profiles directory.

No such file anywhere on my computer.

Could it be it is hidden and Windows does not display it?

It is normally located on c:\documents and settings\......\application data\application data\mozilla\seamonkey. (with ... standing for user's name).

Nope. I have Windows Explorer set to show hidden and system files. I even tried revealing hidden OS files, no go.

The directory you specify does not exist. C:\...\Mozilla\ has only one subdirectory, which is the valid profile, and it contains no other files. However, there /is/ a \SeaMonkey directory under C:\Program Files\

My original search, described above, had "profiles.ini" as the filespec and C:\ as the location, with all subdirectories to be searched.

In case it matters, this is WinXP Pro SP3, fully patched.

I hope somebody comes up with a better solution, but I would suggest:

1/ save your "regular" profile directory, mail, bookmarks
2/ uninstall Seamonkey.
3/ search for and delete all directories whose names include Seamonkey, Mozilla or Netscape (in case you ever used Netscape). 4/ search for and deleted all directories which include a bookmarks.* file (except of course the backup you just made) 5/ clean your registry using a reputable cleaner (I personally use Powertools'). 6/ Reinstall SM chosing a different directory for the program and see if your problem is solved.

I do not remember how Netscape and Mozilla handled profiles. It might be key to solving your problem. I hope Philippe Chee can help here.

John Doue
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