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Dec 13, 2017 08:19:14   #
nikonbug wrote:
I think people are tired of the incessant posting from someone that invents questions that have no meaning to the poster, and very little to anyone else. For me, when I open a thread and see it is CT, I immediately go to the next thread as I have realized for some time he is just wasting everybodys time.

Well, at least I am not the only one! Some of his questions seem random, at best...
Dec 4, 2017 12:07:54   #
lowkick wrote:
Amazon emails you the notice of the transaction when you buy the item. That notice has all the information on it, including final cost. I label the emails as Invoices and save them until the credit card bill comes in. Then I compare them with the bill and delete them from the Invoices file.

The email contains the total cost, and the prices of the individual items (sometimes!), but the credit card bill will have tax and or shipping added to some items but not others, and the total order is often billed as 3 or 4 different charges. Seen that a lot...
Dec 4, 2017 08:43:35   #
jerryc41 wrote:
I buy almost everything from Amazon, but checking the billing against my credit card can be frustrating. If I order more than one item at a time, and they split the order, it can be difficult to figure out why there is a charge of $11.87 on my credit card, especially when sales tax is applied. Right now, I have four unidentified charges on my CC. To avoid this problem, I am considering ordering items individually. If I order them one after the other, I suspect Amazon will bill them separately but send them together.

Have any of you done this?
I buy almost everything from Amazon, but checking ... (show quote)

It doesn't always make a difference... I have had the same issue with unidentifiable charges showing up. I started entering them into my records individually, but sometimes they will bill everything together, sometimes not. Since signing up for Prime, with free shipping, I will even place orders on different days to make sure that they are kept separate.
Dec 4, 2017 08:37:01   #
I have an old TomTom unit, which works pretty well - most of the time... One time, I was going to visit a friend, and when I entered his address, it kept warning me that he was on an unpaved road, and did I really want to go there, or pick an alternative?!?! Even better, when I switched the machine on after leaving his house, it came up with the same warning! I was already *on* the unpaved road, so how on Earth is it going to give me an alternative??

Used this unit when driving a bus for the YMCA daycare camp over the summer, heading to some place I had never been. It got close, then directed me into a parking lot. While I was driving around looking, it reset and started telling me that I was about 40 miles from the destination... Once I got back out onto the road, it figured itself out, and we were only a couple of blocks away. Strange...

These machines are very clever, most of the time, but it doesn't pay to always believe them!
Nov 25, 2017 15:55:43   #
Hi guys...

It's been a rough couple of days, I can tell you... The good news is that I have Thunderbird up and working correctly, history, settings and all! Several of you helped me a lot, here and through private messages, and I wanted to say thank you to everyone!

Clipmate, however, is another issue - and one which probably can't be helped without some tech support from the company, which may or may not still be in operation. It turns out that the program *is* aware of the location of its database, containing all my valuable data. It even writes new entries into it!
It will not display the contents of its database, however... All my serial numbers, passwords, everything may well be irretrievable... Still looking into my options there, but I am *so* glad that my email situation is now resolved!

Thanks again!
Nov 25, 2017 09:25:59   #
Reinaldokool wrote:

By default, everything is stored in the Profile. That profile is stored in "Appdata, roaming, Thunderbird". (You will need administrator privileges, and change the file explorer options to show all the system files.) You can install TB but then replace the new profile with your old one. You must copy over the profile.ini file as well. I've just been going through the same thing with my new Dell 8920. This profile copying method worked perfectly.

2nd reply here...

There is also a profiles folder in Appdata, *local*...

Did you copy the whole profile folder across, or just the contents of it? The reason I ask, is that the profiles.ini file has the name of the profile, so if you copy just the contents across, that would be wrong... Guess I just answered my own question there, huh?

I am going to do another uninstall, and start from scratch here. Copy *both* profile folders into their respective places and also the profiles.ini file... Maybe this will make a difference!
Nov 25, 2017 08:36:04   #
Reinaldokool wrote:

By default, everything is stored in the Profile. That profile is stored in "Appdata, roaming, Thunderbird". (You will need administrator privileges, and change the file explorer options to show all the system files.) You can install TB but then replace the new profile with your old one. You must copy over the profile.ini file as well. I've just been going through the same thing with my new Dell 8920. This profile copying method worked perfectly.

Ok, I managed to get the profile folder across, but copying that one over the newly created one screwed things up. I now have my history of messages, but the program won't connect to get mail. It keeps asking me to enter my passwords, even though I select the box to have the program remember them. After entering them, it doesn't seem to do anything at all. Certainly doesn't connect.

Where is the profile.ini file stored? I seem to remember looking at that, and it only contained a single line, with nothing that seemed critical...
Nov 24, 2017 10:05:28   #
Papa Joe wrote:
I use Thunderbird and enjoy it. To 'transfer' your data such as your Mail list, you must 'export' the list from Thunderbird, (to Desktop or any other location where you can find them), and then 'import' them into the newly installed Thunderbird program. You'll find these features (export and import), under 'ADDRESS BOOK', 'TOOLS', and then exp. or imp. Good luck.

The problem is that my old PC died... I was not able to export anything, but I do have the data directory where all my data files were stored. The support website goes on about copying a 'profile' across, which I didn't have. After a great deal of struggle, I got the C drive from the old machine connected to the new one through usb, and I was able to get the profile folder across. After the initial install, Thunderbird was working, but had no access to my old data. I followed the (extremely vague) instructions which they gave to overwrite the new profile with the old one. When I restarted the program, it came up with access to all my old stuff! Magic! Except it won't connect to my email servers... It prompts for passwords every time - despite my checking the box to have it remember the passwords. When I enter the passwords, it doesn't do anything. It doesn't appear to even try to access the server.

I am having to use the win10 'Mail' app to access emails, but it is pretty basic.

This is the point where I figured I would start again from scratch. I uninstalled the program, removed the profile folders, rebooted the machine, and pulled up thunderbird again. I figured that, worst case scenario, I would just have to abandon my email 'history' and start setting everything up again. However, when it comes up, it has the old stuff in, the old profile is restored, and it still won't access the email servers... So, despite a clean install of the program, it has retained the incorrect settings. I don't understand this at all...

I am growing increasingly frustrated by all this!
Nov 24, 2017 09:54:49   #
WayneT wrote:
If you are doing a clean install re-format your drive first then do the install. That will clear everything out of the FAT area of the drive.

This is a brand new machine I am just setting up. What I mean by the clean install is that the program just seems to be screwed up, so I want to try and install it again. Somehow, it the machine remembers settings, even when the program has been uninstalled, system rebooted, and program installed from fresh...
Nov 24, 2017 09:35:29   #
I am trying to get a new PC working, as my old one died on me. Trying to get just a few of my every-day programs installed has been a nightmare so far. The biggest problem has been Thunderbird, trying to get my old data across... The biggest issue right now, is if I uninstall a program to try a clean install, it comes back with the same wrong settings as before. I am stuck, and need to talk to someone who has a clue. I don't want to clutter up the list with this, but if there is someone who has a bit more in-depth knowledge than I have, who would be prepared to chat with me, either through the message system here, or by email, or even phone, I would be extremely grateful...

Another problem is that I have been using Clipmate for probably 20 years now, and all my passwords and serial numbers are stored in its database. When I installed the program on here, it defaulted to a new empty database and I have been unable to get it to look in the right place. I have sent a couple of messages to their support email, but there is no reply yet, and I am not sure how active the company is anymore. Their website is still in place, but there have been no apparent changes, or program updates in several years. It can't be a great moneymaker for them, and I don't know if they do anything else. In the past when I have had issues, tech support has been very quick to respond. Crap - I thought they were in the UK and so wouldn't be affected by the holiday weekend, but according to their site, they are actually in NY, so I guess that is why I have not had a response yet! It also means that they may still be around, but just closed for the weekend, which is a bit reassuring, rather than being defunct!

Anyway, my request for general help still stands. I have been working on this problem for 2 days now, and getting basically nowhere. My usual go-to for tech help is currently in hospital, undergoing treatment for cancer, and obviously I am not about to bug him. I don't even have anyone to talk the matter through with, in case I am missing something obvious...

So, I throw myself on the mercy of the Hog!
Nov 22, 2017 08:28:35   #
Haydon wrote:
ShutterCount 3.0 is only available for macOS users at the moment, and can be downloaded on the app store for $3.

That's strange... Wonder why they stopped doing a windows version? I have the install file - I think it is a .msi file, and it isn't terribly big if anyone wanted me to forward it on... I just checked and I have version 1.2.1, downloaded in 4/16, and the file is about 4MB in size...
Nov 21, 2017 22:04:16   #
I have a program called Shuttercount on my PC. It will give the count for any camera which is currently connected with the usb cable. Can't remember where I got it, but I certainly didn't pay for it (or very little, at most). Pretty sure it was a freebie.
Nov 21, 2017 09:01:09   #
Shakey wrote:
Maybe they think the Brits have a sub permanently on patrol in the area to prevent a second invasion. I mean that's a joke . . . Right?

If I answered that, I would have to kill you...
Nov 21, 2017 08:50:40   #
jerryc41 wrote:
Really? We can't drag this out for six more pages?

Oh, I'm sure we can...

I think the OP should change to a [insert brand here] camera, which gives the shutter count much more easily. Of course, to save clutter, I would be happy to take the offending Canon off his hands...
Nov 17, 2017 13:14:04   #
Ok, so not quite, or at least not *that* WTC! I was flying my hubsan around at a 9/11 Memorial in a local park, and I got distracted for a second. That was about all it took, plus my fumbling the controls when I tried to save it...

Here is a link to the short video on my youtube channel: I haven't tried to do this before, so I am not sure if this will work or not...
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