Ubuntu 12.04 Thunderbird profile not saved

Asked by hemantkarandikar on 2012-06-14

I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 (installed over it).

In my ealrlier system, I had Thunderbird profiles on ntfs partition.

When I launch Thunderbird in 12.04 opens profilemanager dialog asking for profile to be created.

I create a profile by selecting the folder (on ntfs) it starts and I am able use it. (mails get downloaded. I can see same tabs I had opened before upgrade).

However, when I close Thunderbird and relaunch it it opens the same dialog -the profile I created is no longer there.

I have tried changing file permissions using

chmod ugo+rw -R /media -this command got executed without any error message and it was executing for a while.

Still the problem persists.

(This on HP -Mini, dual boot with windows xp)

I will appreciate any help

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I could solve it by

solved by changing owner of /home/hemant (hemant is user directory)

sudo -i (provide password )

chown hemant -R /home/hemant

Now the user (owner) Thunderbird can access /.thunderbird in which profil.ini file is stored.