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Syncronisation Thunderbird (portable) PDA (Windows Mobile)

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:06 pm
by Gerd
First I want to describe my circumstances. I use portable Thunderbird on some Windows Computers and even at home on my Ubuntu Linux mashine (using only the profils, works fine).
Now I have a T-Mobile MDA (PDA with Windows Mobile). I want to synchronise it with the data in my portable thunderbird profile.
I have tried using activesync with birdiesync. The problem is, that you cant define the right paths for the syncronisation with the portable app.
Maybe someone knows a way to syncronise a PDA with portable thunderbird, or maybe, you can put it on the wish list (with the normal Thunderbird everthing works fine!)
(U3 is not really, what i want, because the limitations of this system.)
waiting hopefully for an answer

sorry for my bad english :(

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:08 pm
by Birdy
This feature belongs to the next ones that will be implemented after the new version of BirdieSync with appointments is released (it means very soon). I think it will be possible to manually set the profile path and so to use a portable version of Thunderbird.

Sounds good

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:28 am
by Gerd
I just have to wait for the next release.
Thanks for informing me so far. Now I dont have to spend time on searching other solutions...

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:42 am
by Birdy
I would be interested in knowing the path to your profile of your portable Thunderbird. Could you give me this path at present time ?
I also suppose that this path is related to your USB key device letter. Is it generally the same each time you plug it ?

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:18 am
by Gerd
1.The portable profiles of thunderbird (same as sunbird) are always in the following folder:
(USB Letter):\Portable Thunderbird\profile
(USB Letter):\Portable Sunbird\profile
They ore not called for example „fb13of17.default“
As you allready anticipated, the letter of the USB Device is not generally the same. (There exists a kind of start-menu, called Pstart, to have links, that work with every letter.)

2.The .exe file for the portable apps is usually called portablethunderbird.exe and not thunderbird.exe

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:37 pm
by Birdy
Thanks for the information ! I see better how it works. I think the main problem will be to easily guess the drive number... I will try to investigate on that.

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:49 pm
by Birdy
Here it is ! Now BirdieSync supports Portable Thunderbird. :D You can have a look to beta version
I hope you'll enjoy it !

birdie and portable thunderbird

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:04 am
by jonnysixgun
I use portable thunderbird running from my hard drive.
Can I use birdiesync with that?
I don't see a way to set the path.

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:25 pm
by Birdy
By now BirdieSync doesn't support portable Thunderbird when it is installed on an internal hard drive.
There is a workaround though. You could refer to this thread.