Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Thunderbird not responding? - possible fix

Recently my hard drive had been making strange struggling noises a lot when I was trying to use the free Mozilla Thunderbird email program, and Thunderbird would often freeze and hang, showing "Not responding".

The problem, in my case at least, was solved by closing Thunderbird, then deleting all the *.msf files in my Thunderbird Profiles folder (within both the Local Folders subfolder and the smart mailboxes subfolder) as per this fix (using this to find my profiles folder). Hope this troubleshooting pointer helps others.

Added - try deleting those files in both the Mail subfolder and the ImapMail subfolder.

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