Jens Hatlak wrote:
Jens Hatlak wrote:
David Wilkinson wrote:
If I want to migrate an SM1 profile to SM2 on a new Windows 7 machine,
do I have to have SM1 installed, or can I just copy the SM1 profile to
my new machine and import it to SM2?
SM1 itself is not needed, but probably its profile database, a file
called registry.dat (cf.
<http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_SeaMonkey>). Only if you
don't have that and migration fails you'll have to install SM1 to
create it (it's a binary file).
Jens, shouldn't David be able to just create a new profile name in SM
2.0's Profile Manager and point it to the SM 1 profile's location having
copied it to the new machine?
Maybe, I didn't try. The idea behind profile migration is not only to
convert files from old formats into their new counterparts but also to
jettison the old cruft (extensions, preferences etc.). Converting files
might also be done whenever SeaMonkey starts (I haven't checked but
wouldn't be surprised if it did since it also recreates files as
needed). Migrating preferences, removing extensions and deleting
obsolete files, however, is only done when migrating.
I can only recommend to go through the migration step since otherwise
you will probably run into trouble at some point in time. For example
SM1 extensions usually install into the chrome/ folder below your
profile folder. SM2 extensions on the other hand install into the
extensions/ folder. I doubt SM2 can track extensions in the former
folder (again I haven't tried).
As I was reading your reply, I was thinking that my explanation really
applied to importing a SM 1.x profile into another SM 1.x. As I seem to
remember there is a bit of Format change that goes on when converting a
SM 1.x profile to a SM 2.x profile, so maybe (most likely) my suggestion
would not work.....just thinking as I type, because there is no prior SM
in the computers registry, so SM 2.0 would not know to go looking for
the old profile. Maybe!
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