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    Netscape 6.2 and Firefox 1.0 - Ouch (Netscape 6.2)

    I hope somone can shed some light on this mystery. I have been running Netscape 6.2 - no problems!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Yesterday, I decided to upgrade my Firefox 0.9 to FFX 1.0 - big mistake!! <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15> I do not know what happened, but after installing FFX 1.0, I went back to my Netscape and ouch!!! all my bookmarks were gone and what a mess. I could not find them again. So I uninstalled both products, after saving a few files like bookmarks.html etc. and tried to reinstall Netscape. I still cannot get things to work properly. Does anyone know what the directory/folder placements are for Netscape 6.2 under Windows 2000. I think if I can find this out, I can probably solve a lot of my problems.

    The other thing that is now happening is that I get a message panel every time I start Netscape that says "activation.netscape.com could not be found". Please check and try again. If I kill this panel, then Netscape comes up normally. Any thoughts on why this is happening?

    Any help that anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Netscape 6.2 and Firefox 1.0 - Ouch (Netscape

    I can't answer that, but I also lost my bookmarks when I went from Firefox version 1.0PR to 1.0 final. Bad installer. Bad! With hindsight, it's obvious that I should have backed up first, but I guess I had been lulled into a false sense of security.

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    Re: Netscape 6.2 and Firefox 1.0 - Ouch (Netscape

    I had a backup from 5 months ago, but it took me 30 - 40 minutes to figure out where Netscape expected it to be <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> <img src=/S/mad.gif border=0 alt=mad width=15 height=15> . Now I just have to find out where it expects the Mail folder to be. I can find it on my hardrive, but I am unsure as to where Netscape expects it to be. I guess this is my lesson to back up the Bookmarks more often, particularly now that I know where they need to be. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Netscape 6.2 and Firefox 1.0 - Ouch (Netscape

    Ron,
    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Firefox itself does not use Mail. That would be Thunderbird, if you're not using Mozilla/Netscape <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>

    To find where your mail software is looking for mail files, just make a new mail folder in your mail program called something like "XXX This is my mail", then do a file search on XXX. Be sure this is definitely a new local folder, as some mail programs seem to put everything into one single file.

    I have done the dance (in my "new" mail program) about setting up a new folder with a duplicate name, shutting it down, copy/paste my actual mail file into the new location, then opening up the mail. This particular discussion has happened a few times in the lounge.

    HTH

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    Re: Netscape 6.2 and Firefox 1.0 - Ouch (Netscape

    Thanks Errol. What I really want to know is where Netscape expects the mail file/folder to be. I can find one on my hard drive, but I am unsure where Netscape expects it to be. Obviously not where it is at present. Any insight on this? <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Netscape 6.2 and Firefox 1.0 - Ouch (Netscape

    Ron,
    I'm still confused a bit. I have not used Netscape for a few years - been on the Firefox bandwagon for quite a while. Does your Netscape installation have a mail handling program?

    At any rate, if you make a new "XXX My Mail is here" mail local folder from within your email program, you could search for it. The picture below shows such a folder on my Thunderbird program. On searching for it, I get the following address (truncated): Cocuments and Settings ...ThunderbirdProfiles default....sltMail pop-server.bak.rr.com This is where Thunderbird, at least, looks for mail folders -- in fact, anything inside the Mail folder will show up.

    On Thnderbird, you can also find the directory by opening up "View Settings for this account", then under "Server Settings", the "Local Directory" shows the complete path.

    If you're not using Thunderbird, at least your Netscape is more or less related. These ideas should get you started in the search.

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    Re: Netscape 6.2 and Firefox 1.0 - Ouch (Netscape

    Hi Ron:
    I haven't used the newer versions of Netscape, but I still use 4.75. You could find out the default mail folder by going to Edit/Preferences & looking under Mail & Newsgroups/Mail Servers & then looking under Local Mail directory/Choose...

    They may still have something similar. Also, if you use Windows/Find to search for "Mail" (no quotes) you should find the mail folder under your profile. You could also search for Inbox or Sent & probably find it. Netscape always allowed you to change the "default" setting.
    Hope this helps,

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