I set up a new system and took the .thunderbird folder from my old home directory and placed it in my new home directory. With most things the applications open back up exactly as I had them on my last system and I expected the same with Thunderbird.
When I open it, it's like a brand new installation and it asks if I'd like to create an email address.
- I ran 'thunderbird -p' and made sure the correct (and only) profile was selected, but still nothing.
- I tried removing the .thunderbird directory altogether, opening Thunderbird to generate it, and then replacing the contents with my old profile and still nothing.
- I checked the permissions on the files and they are correct, and I can go through the folders and see calendar/email/contact data, so I'm not sure what the problem is.