[URGENT] How Do I Fix Thunderbird Email Client User Profile Corruption?

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 20:03:06 UTC 2015


On 7 October 2015 at 18:43, Teo En Ming <teo.en.ming at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 8:03 PM, Toni Sissala <toni.sissala at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> I think I have solved the problem. The culprit is the file prefs.js in
> my second Thunderbird user profile. It appears to be a newly created
> file with the time stamp 7 October 2015 7:35 PM Singapore Time. I do
> not know why this file prefs.js in my 2nd Thunderbird user profile is
> newly created but it is certainly corrupted. Maybe Singapore
> Government hackers hacked into my Lubuntu 15.10 Linux virtual machine
> and tampered with or modified the file prefs.js. I have renamed the
> corrupted file prefs.js to prefs.js.7oct2015 for further examination.
>
> Fortunately I still have an older file prefs-1.js with the time stamp
> 6 Aug 2013 Singapore Time. I renamed the older file prefs-1.js to
> prefs.js in my 2nd Thunderbird user profile and restarted Thunderbird.
> Finally the folder pane on the left shows up. I have solved the
> problem!


Post the non-working and the working versions here for us to examine.

Colin



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