iPod Touch Not Recognized

iTunes suddenly refused to recognize my iPod Touch when I plugged it in even though it shows up on Windows 8. I was pretty sure it had worked before.

Apple has a troubleshooting guide for just this scenario. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1538

Under Step 5 (Verify that the Apple Mobile Device USB Driver is installed), I found the iPod under “Portable Devices” and followed the steps to update the device driver. The driver is in the “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers” folder. Once that was done, I restarted iTunes and my iPod was recognized immediately.


Thunderbird Profile Location

Profile with mail settings and stuff is in C:\Windows.old\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\.default\

%AppData% resolves to the Roaming directory, not the Local one. This is even if the email folders have been stored elsewhere.

See https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/profiles#w_restoring-a-profile-backup

Useful information about passwords

Moving Mozilla Thunderbird to a New Computer

Thunderbird’s email account settings are all stored in the user’s profile folder. To get the whole setup back, just copy the profile folder from the old machine to the new one.

For me, my email storage location still had the same path, so there was no issue with the actual emails themselves.

For information about moving profile, see https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/profiles