On 08/01/2009 03:31 PM, Arnie Goetchius wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 07/31/2009 02:27 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>> Martin Feitag wrote:
>>>> Bill Davidsen schrieb:
>>>>> Arnie Goetchius wrote:
>>>>>> I was running SM 2.0a3 on WinXP for about an hour but decided to
>>>>>> revert back to 1.17. I uninstalled with "Remove Programs" from XP
>>>>>> Control settings and then re-installed 1.17 with no problem.
>>>>>> My main reason for uninstalling was the inability of the SM 2.0a3 to
>>>>>> import all 8 of my profiles. It would only import 1. I understand
>>>>>> there are work arounds (discussed in another thread) for this problem.
>>>>>> However, I would really like SM 2.0a3 to give me the option of
>>>>>> clicking on all of the profiles for import instead of just one.
>>>>> Yes, that's kind of a show stopper. Requiring the user to do magic for
>>>>> something which should just WORK is going to keep some users from
>>>>> upgrading, and people who make use of multiple profiles probably are the
>>>>> kind of user you want saying good things about a new version.
>>>> First of all Beta1 is the current one, not alpha3 ;-)
>>> I didn't mention that to the O.P. since the problem remains...
>>>> Of course the migration of more profiles would be a luxury but you can
>>>> migrate with only a few steps:
>>> The following is useful, but I suspect it's complex enough to confuse some 
>>> people. And I haven't migrated a profile after it was renamed, hopefully 
>>> that 
>>> will work.
>>>> If you wish to migrate more than one profile or set the profile name,
>>>> run SeaMonkey with the following arguments (one after another):
>>>>             * Seamonkey -createProfile <ProfileName>
>>>>             * Seamonkey -P <ProfileName> -migration
>>>> taken from:
>>>> <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_migration_-_SeaMonkey#SeaMonkey_2_profile_migration>
>>>> regards
>>> Hopefully the original poster will see that. But I hope that by whenever 
>>> the 
>>> actual release takes place that this won't be needed. I doubt I have more 
>>> than 
>>> three useful profiles on any one machine, but I do know people who have 
>>> many. 
>>> Particularly Windows people who seem to share logins more than Mac/Linux 
>>> folks.
>>> Thanks for the link.
>> Further down it shows a "Import Wizard" showing multiple profiles:
>> <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_migration_-_SeaMonkey#Import_Wizard>
>> Does this not work? Or is that the issue, that you can only select one
>> at time?
> I have installed and uninstalled B1 three times and cannot open the 
> "Import Wizard" at all on install NO 2 and No 3. It did show up on the 
> first install. Apparently the uninstall (Windows XP remove) is leaving 
> some thing in some folder somewhere that is preventing the "Import 
> Wizard" from running at all on Installs No 2 or No 3. 

Possible - see my last #12,13,14 comments:

Trying the command
> options will add the profile to the list but the -migrate option does 
> not get the information from 1.17. The only way to get the information 
> into the newly added profile is to add it manually.

I've just tested on Win2KPro by:

1. Creating an additional profile (tests) in 1.1.17 and adding this
newsgroup to it so I can test,
2. Opening the import wizard in 2.0b1 by running SeaMonkey
C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey -migration

and the import wizard comes up showing both my default 1.1.17 *and* the
newly created 'tests' profile. Tick the 'tests profile, import it,
reopen 2.0b1, and the 'tests' profile is there & working just fine.

So, for me it does indeed work. I can test on WinXP tomorrow

> Fortunately, I'm trying this on a test computer so it doesn't affect my 
> main operation which is still on 1.17.

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