This answer brought me here:
- What is the right way to share a Thunderbird profile between Ubuntu and Windows, and between several users?
- Windows and Linux using same Firefox profile
- and some blog and forum posts.
This is my question:
I'm sharing my Thunderbird and Firefox profiles between Windows 10 (as portable app) and Ubuntu 16 (dual boot).
I install all recommended updates.
This worked for quite some time, until the version difference between the Ubuntu respository and the portableapps.com version led to bugs:
- Ubuntu Firefox can't find or open its password safe and can't store passwords.
- Same for Ubuntu Thunderbird.
- Windows Firefox always needs to reinstall some plugins.
- Windows Thunderbird forgets that the 'Calendar' tab was opened before.
My guess is that these bugs are a result of accessing the same profile with different versions of Thunderbird and Firefox.
Some boilerplate to avoid discussions:
- I know that Mozilla doesn't support sharing of profiles.
- I use POP3 for some email accounts. I know this is an outdated method.
- I don't use Firefox Sync. That's my personal choice.
- I could wait and periodically check the different repositories and update when both versions are in sync, or manually install specific versions, but I don't.
- I'm frequently (about once a day) switching between both operating systems.
One of the versions will periodically (at least for some time) have a lower version than the other OS's version.
I'm afraid that with each update I risk permanently damaging my profile (when accessing it with the older version).
How can I share profiles and keep their integrity?
Which Stack Exchange site(s) can this question be asked on?