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Re: hard drive inclosures

Monte Single
 

 

What kind of drive is it?

Is it sata, ssd, or even the old I d e?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: July 9, 2020 4:07 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] hard drive inclosures

 

I have a second internal 1tb hard drive and now want to turn it in to a external drive.  So if anyone knows how to do this, can you please tell me what I should get to do this? I am hoping to make it a external USB powered drive. It is a seegate 1tb drive.

Thanks Heather

 

 


hard drive inclosures

heather albright
 

I have a second internal 1tb hard drive and now want to turn it in to a external drive.  So if anyone knows how to do this, can you please tell me what I should get to do this? I am hoping to make it a external USB powered drive. It is a seegate 1tb drive.
Thanks Heather
 
 


Eloquence for android

Fanus
 

Hello list
I purchased Eloquence a few years ago. Now I donated that phone to an old
lady just because the volume can be set to very loud so that she can hear. I
now discovered that eloquence is no longer on google play, so is there
somewhere else where I can download it to install on a new phone, seeing
that I did pay for it?
Regards
Fanus


Samsung s3 mini: how to turn talkback on

Fanus
 

Hello list
I got this for an old lady who got blind. We go to settings, accessibility,
talkback, settings but when my wife swipes her finger to the right it shows
that it highlights the button but tapping on ok does not start talkback. Can
anyone remember if there is a different way on this phone?
Regards
Fanus


Re: Recovering Permanently Deleted Files

Gene
 

Placing a new file on the drive doesn't necessarily mean the old file has been overwritten. But since it may overwrite it, you shouldn't add anything to a drive if you have deleted a file and want to try to recover it.

Is System Restore active on your computer? I don't know what Windows 10 does, but Windows 7 has a feature called Shadow Copy turned on when System Restore is on. I won't go into it more now, but if you have System Restore on, and if at least one restore point exists from a time when the file was on the drive, you may be able to get it back using Shadow Copy, or as Windows 7 calls it in file properties, previous versions.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: sergiawstu@gmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 7:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recovering Permanently Deleted Files

You need to know what happend when you delete a file. When you do that, you allow new files to replace that file. In conclusion, you can recover that file only if you didn't paste other file in the drive before you deleted it. You can use a program called Recuva. Important! When you find the file which you want to recover, specify another location, not the drive which contained that file. For example, if you deleted the file from your USB, you need to specify a location of your pc if you want to recover the file succesfully.


Re: Recovering Permanently Deleted Files

sergiawstu@...
 

You need to know what happend when you delete a file. When you do that, you allow new files to replace that file. In conclusion, you can recover that file only if you didn't paste other file in the drive before you deleted it. You can use a program called Recuva. Important! When you find the file which you want to recover, specify another location, not the drive which contained that file. For example, if you deleted the file from your USB, you need to specify a location of your pc if you want to recover the file succesfully.


Re: Windows 10 Update To 1909 Revisited

Smiling?
 

Why don't you just use the Microsoft Tool (below) to do this update? I agree, one shouldn't need to use such a tool to upgrade, but as circumstantial evidence seems to show, in this case it would be helpful for whatever reasons it is that is inhibiting you from successfully updating.

Get Windows 10:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 21:48
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Windows 10 Update To 1909 Revisited

Hi Group,

I sent a message to the list concerning my system's failure to update from Windows 10 1903 to 1909 a few days ago. I called Microsoft disability and they assured me that I could still upgrade. They sent me a link to what was supposed to be an ISO image that was supposed to contain Windows 10 1909. However, when I downloaded the file, it was indeed a CAB file, but it was only 60 KB in size and when I opened it it was some sort of XML FILE group. I didn't know what to do.

Is there some sort of program other than the standard zip programs that should be used in this case to start some sort of download of this ISO image? The woman at Microsoft spoke very poor English and I don't believe she explained any additional steps I would have to take to install the upgrade.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Most Accessible Video Doorbells with iOS

Sam Taylor <sjt1982@...>
 

My reading on the subject has led me to options like Nest Hello but unfortunately it's not available to use in Australia without some electrical tweaking.

The Ring Video Doorbells which are popular have less than adequate sound which is a deal-breaker for me.


On 8/07/2020 8:42 pm, Debbie April Yuille wrote:

Hi All

 

Can anyone recommend an accessible Video Doorbell that works with iOS.

 

Thanks

Debbie


Most Accessible Video Doorbells with iOS

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

Can anyone recommend an accessible Video Doorbell that works with iOS.

 

Thanks

Debbie


Recovering Permanently Deleted Files

Rich DeSteno
 

Has anyone had any success with a program or Windows  command to recover permanently deleted files from a drive in Windows 10?  I tried an ATTRIB sequence that I got from a couple of place on the web, but my computer kept saying that my drive could not be locked, even though was in "administrator" mode.

--
Rich De Steno


test.

Billy Inglis
 


Windows 10 Update To 1909 Revisited

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I sent a message to the list concerning my system's failure to update from Windows 10 1903 to 1909 a few days ago.  I called Microsoft disability and they assured me that I could still upgrade.  They sent me a link to what was supposed to be an ISO image that was supposed to contain  Windows 10 1909.  However, when I downloaded the file, it was indeed a CAB file, but it was only 60 KB in size and when I opened it it was some sort of XML FILE group. I didn't know what to do.

Is there some sort of program other than the standard zip programs that should be used in this case to start some sort of download of this ISO image?  The woman at Microsoft spoke very poor English and I don't believe she explained any additional steps I would have to take to install the upgrade.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


This week on Eyes On Success: the Case for and Against Service Animals

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode is:

2028 The Case For and Against Service Animals (July 8, 2020)
Show Notes
There was a time that a “service animal” was a trained and certified guide dog for the blind. Now it seems that service animals are everywhere and the rules of acceptance have become considerably relaxed. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Deni Elliott, a blind professor of Media Ethics, about what has changed, the implications, and what we can do about it.

 

Find the audio, shows notes, and much more at:

www.eyesOnSuccess.net

 

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Mike B
 

Hi Veronica,
 
I found a couple of notes that might help you with navigating MSSE.
 
From: Gene
Because list members ask, from time to time, how to work with Microsoft
Security Essentials, I
have provided a quick guide.  I don't discuss every quirk you will find as
you look around and there are some settings I don't explain but this is
enough material to give you most of the knowledge you need  to work with
the program and is more than enough to allow you to start using it as a
beginning user.
 
To begin, let's find a good place to start working from in the interface..
 You may not wish to do this as you gain experience using the program but
for now, after you open the program, tab to the home button.
Now tab through the items until you return to the home button.
Pay close attention to the structures your screen-reader tells you you are
in.  For example, the first item will be a radio button that will indicate
the kind of scan that will be performed.  If you want to perform a
different kind of scan, use the up and down arrows to select a different
radio button.  Continuing to tab will place you on a scan now button and a
change my scan schedule link.  You will then return to the home button.
 
You can now either left or right arrow from button to button.  Once you
get back to the home button, you can go through all the buttons again.  In
other words, either right or left arrowing will move you through all the
buttons as many times as you wish.
 
You don't have to press the space bar on these buttons.  Moving to them
causes the screen to change and items related to the button you move to
will be displayed.
You get from the button to the items by tabbing.  For example, if you
right arrow once from the home button, you will be on a button that says
update.  To perform an update, tab once to another button that says
update.  You will also hear alt u announced as the short cut.  this is the
only item you can work with.  If
you tab again, you will be returned to the first update button again.  So,
if you want to update the definitions, and perhaps the program would
update as well, you would tab to the update button that takes the action
and press the space bar.
 
for now, tab back to the button that says update and does not say alt u.
You are now back on the buttons we have been working with.  Right arrow
once.  You are now on a button that says history.  If you tab you will get
to radio buttons that determine what will be shown.  I haven't had any
items removed or detected from scans I've done so I haven't been able to
review the history.  Down arrow through the items to see what they are.
It appears  to me that you may have to move to an item if you want to
change what is displayed, then use the JAWS cursor or the Mouse Pointer in
Window-eyes or equivalent in other screen-readers to review the screen.
I'm not sure about that, however.  If you ever get lost, leave the virtual
mouse if your screen-reader requires this to return to the application
cursor, then tab until you get back to the history button.
 
Return to the history button now and right arrow to the next button. You
are now on the settings button.
Tab once.
You are in a list.  Don't do anything in the list yet.  Tab once and you
will see a check box you can change that applies to the first setting you
were on.  Continue to tab back to the list.  Down arrow once.  Tab and you
will see items related to the item you moved to in the list.  You
 
can down arrow through the items and tab around to see the available
settings for each item in the list.  Unless you understand the settings,
don't change them.  One thing you will see is a cancel button.  Unless you
have made changes, you can just tab until you get to the settings button
again and move to another button.  If you haven't changed anything,
canceling is not necessary, just moving to a different button will leave
the settings as they were.
 
Now, tab back to the settings button and move to the right.  You are on a
help button.  It may be that you need to be connected to the Internet for
this button to do anything.  My computer running Microsoft Security
Essentials is not connected to the Internet now and moving to this button
doesn't do anything.  You can look around on your computer to see what
happens.  the same is true for the next button to the right, which is
named something like additional help options.
Right arrowing again returns you to the home button, where you started.
 
When you are on the home button, you can use your screen-reader's read
status line command to hear when the last scan was conducted and what kind
of scan it was.
If you move the JAWS cursor or equivalent to the bottom of the screen and
move up the screen somewhat, you will see a line of text telling you when
the last definitions were created.  In other words, you can hear how
current your definitions are.
 
Remember that if you get confused as to where you are, tabbing will return
you to the row of buttons that stretch across the screen from left to
right, the home, update history, settings, etc. buttons we have been
working with. Whether you have to tab one time or perhaps four times, you
will get there so you can't get very lost in the program.
 
Gene
 
From: Gerald Levy
 
MSE operates on the premise that "no news is good news".  So if your scans
are clean, MSE will not display any results.  However,if MSE detects a virus
or other malicious threat, it will alert you with a dialog box that contains
an option to learn more details about the threat and A Clean Computer button
to remove it.  Any threats detected by MSE are listed on the History page
which can be accessed by tabbing to the Home button, and then right arrowing
to the History button and hitting Space.  The absence of any listed items on
the History page means that your scans have been clean.  You may need to use
the JAWS cursor to read all the information on this page.  And if you're
concerned that your MSE virus definitions are up to date, you can check your
update history on the Microsoft Update site, which lists all updates to the
MSE definitions database.
 
Gerald

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Hi Mike,

 

I haven’t ever had MSE quarantine anything, so I do not even know where I would look for that.  Also, whenever I set a schedule for MSE to scan, it did not do it, so I just do it manually once a week. 

 

By the way, thanks so much for the post on how to get my scanner to scan in a word document.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 9:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

Yes maybe it works that way for you but, whenMSSE finds something & quarantines it, I get the potentially unprotected message.  I go in and do what's necessary and the PC status protected, message returns.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

I really doubt it.  Whenever I've seenn such a message, its because the
definitions aren't automatically updating and you should manually update
them.  Quaranteening something means the item is no longer active or
potentially active.  it is ;separated from anyplace where it could do harm
and antimalware programs don't care if you leave something in quaranteen.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue


Either the program has found something and quarantined it, the program needs
updating or, a scan needs to be run.  I don't know how many days the
computer can run without MSSE doing a scan that it takes to give you the
potentially unprotected message.  Try doing a manual quick scan, reboot the
computer and see if that'll clear up the potentially unprotected message.
After rebooting the computer wait 10 or 15 minutes before check for the
unprotected status in the system tray.  I've noticed that after a reboot it
takes a little time for it to come back, if it's going to.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please
everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 2:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Hi,

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 and the last
several days, when checking the system tray, it tells me that my computer is
potentially unprotected. Until several days ago it always read that the PC
was protected.

I've checked in all my settings under both Essentials and Windows update and
nothing has changed.

Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks.

Vicki

 



Re: Accessible Email Marketing

Rayn Darren
 

HI Joe,

Michael Babcock <michael@yourownpay.com>, does email marketing at reasonable prices. I personally haven’t used him as I don't do mass mailings, yet, but he's good at what he does.

HTH,
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:21 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible Email Marketing

Hi, does anyone have recommendations on accessible email marketing?
Mailerlite did not prove very accessible. I’m not having a ton of success with MooSend, though much better than the former. I’ve also started testing out MailChimp. I hear ConvertKit is supposed to be good, though their pricing is a little rich for my blood. If anyone has other suggestions, or suggestions on how to better work with the listed services, please let me know. Thank you kindly in advance.

Joe


Re: WordPress Guides for Blind Developers

Rayn Darren
 

Hi Joe,
Mystic Access has a decent one, it's audio and last time I checked was about %100. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have though. I wouldn't mind asking a few drupal questions either if you wouldn't mind... a nice trade I'd think 😊.
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:36 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] WordPress Guides for Blind Developers

Hi,

Can anyone point me to accessible guides for learning WordPress? I have a hosted site, not on WordPress.com. I’ve already started adding some pages and have downloaded some plugins to get going; however, I know I could be a lot more proficient with some of the settings and menus. I’m slowly moving over from Drupal, and although some of the tasks are more intuitive, there is enough of a learning curve to make me feel slow. I’m going to make my way through the standard WordPress manual but just wondered if there were any guides written from the perspective of a blind developer. I’m on the latest build of WordPress 5. Thanks for any help.

Joe


chrome box questions?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
am seriously thinking about getting a chromebox, but have a few questions please, as follows:
1, is there an easy way for a total to turn the talkback on the first time a chromebox is switched on?
 
2, would adding a touch screen monitor help, make no difference to, or hinder accessibility?
 
3, are there any external soundcards, and/or webcams/video cameras that will work with a chromebox?
 
4, will a standard pc keyboard work, or would I need some sort of specialist chromebox keyboard that has certain special keys?
 
and 5, can standard external USB hubs be used with a chromebox? (as the ones I have been looking at seem to only have a few USB ports).
 
Simon
 
 


Re: Edge question

Sam Taylor <sjt1982@...>
 

Hello Madison,

Regardless of the screenreader you are using, alt + d, or control + l, will focus you on the address bar. These keystrokes are common to most modern browsers.

Cheers

Sam


On 8/07/2020 3:47 am, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me how
to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can send it
to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know that I can't
rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks 
Madison





Re: Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Veronica Kirk
 

Hi Mike,

 

I haven’t ever had MSE quarantine anything, so I do not even know where I would look for that.  Also, whenever I set a schedule for MSE to scan, it did not do it, so I just do it manually once a week. 

 

By the way, thanks so much for the post on how to get my scanner to scan in a word document.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 9:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

Yes maybe it works that way for you but, whenMSSE finds something & quarantines it, I get the potentially unprotected message.  I go in and do what's necessary and the PC status protected, message returns.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

I really doubt it.  Whenever I've seenn such a message, its because the
definitions aren't automatically updating and you should manually update
them.  Quaranteening something means the item is no longer active or
potentially active.  it is ;separated from anyplace where it could do harm
and antimalware programs don't care if you leave something in quaranteen.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue


Either the program has found something and quarantined it, the program needs
updating or, a scan needs to be run.  I don't know how many days the
computer can run without MSSE doing a scan that it takes to give you the
potentially unprotected message.  Try doing a manual quick scan, reboot the
computer and see if that'll clear up the potentially unprotected message.
After rebooting the computer wait 10 or 15 minutes before check for the
unprotected status in the system tray.  I've noticed that after a reboot it
takes a little time for it to come back, if it's going to.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please
everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 2:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Hi,

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 and the last
several days, when checking the system tray, it tells me that my computer is
potentially unprotected. Until several days ago it always read that the PC
was protected.

I've checked in all my settings under both Essentials and Windows update and
nothing has changed.

Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks.

Vicki

 



Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Evan Reese
 

Hi Gene,

I saw those Move Up and Down buttons, but I didn't know what they were for, so I didn't mess with them.

Evan

On 7/7/2020 1:19 PM, Gene wrote:
As I understand it, the move up and down buttons will change how every addressbook entry is imported.  You may be able to delete the addressbook you imported, then import it again and use the move up and down buttons. Others who use Thunderbird may offer information.

Gene

-----Original Message----- From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird

Thanks Gene,

There are 276 Contacts in that file. If I have to check every single one
of them, well, that sounds like a great deal of work. I'm going to try
importing a VCS file, see if that works better.

I can't help saying though that it's hard to believe that Thunderbird
can't import a CSV file properly. I'm beginning to wonder if I should
switch to a different email program that is more developed.

I had to get an add-on just to import my messages.

Sure, it's accessible with JAWS, but accessibility without functionality
is not very useful.

Evan


On 7/7/2020 11:44 AM, Gene wrote:

I don't use Thunderbird but I have an old cophy in case I might be able to help.  Since you have received no answers, I'll say that it may be the way the information is presented in the file.

You should have seen something, while you were setting parameters to import the address book that told you to use the up and down buttons to make the fields properly correspond to each other between what is in the file and how it is imported.
It appears that there is a mismatch in the Windows Live Mail CSV file I tried and the thunderbird file being created.  A llot of my imported entries, when I press enter on them and the information comes up have the e-mail addresses where the last name should be. I didn’t look at the move up and down buttons and the choices enough to help further.  You can manually cut and paste information in the entries when you press enter on them to see the information.  But I would think and hope there is an accessible way to see what fields correspond to what when you work with the buttons.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird



Hello,

Do you know how I can get my imported Contacts to be recognized by Thunderbird?

They were imported successfully, but they're in a separate file, and it appears that Thunderbird does not recognize them. When I try typing in an address in a new message, it is not automatically filled in the way addresses are from my Collected Addresses, the ones I got by simply replying to messages. Also, unlike those in my Collected Addresses, I cannot arrow through them and read their names, although I can edit them if I hit Enter on each one. I can search them though, so it appears that Thunderbird knows they are there, but won't fill them in when I start typing an email address.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Evan




On 7/7/2020 1:30 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:


               Hi guys, I have a different issue with thunderbird. Wonder if anyone can help.

When I try to access the option menus, the menus come up all right, but there is no buttons at the bottom of the page to save changes you make.

Anyone know what is happening here. I am using the latest version, Billy



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Evan Reese
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:11
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird





Thanks Sam, that did the job.

I must have misheard something, or misunderstood something I heard. I did have an older version of the Import Export Tool. Getting the one from the link you sent, I got my old messages imported successfully.

Thanks again.

Great  list!

Evan





On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:



Hi Evan,



Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam







On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:



Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan






















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