moving Profile folder (Thunderbird) to another directory in the same computer

Hi.
I trying to move my Profile folder (Thunderbird) to be able use GoodSync. I moved Profile folder to Users/Shared/ and modified ini file in Thundrebird directory.
But it is not working. I changed property of my Profile folder to "Shared", so it have to be visible . I think the problem is ini file .
Can you please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1
[Profile0]
Name=Profile
IsRelative=0
Path=Machintosh HD/Users/Shared/Profile/7cnc4d21.default
Default=1
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mastiSoftAsked:
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zvitamConsultantCommented:
Try to change StartWithLastProfile to 0

Also read the following article Moving your profile folder - Thunderbird
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mastiSoftAuthor Commented:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=0
Nothing happens, it still open Thunderbird without anything and asking to create a new account.
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serialbandCommented:
What are you trying to do?  Do you want to use the profile that you moved?

You might need to change the relative path to fixed path.
from:
Path=Machintosh HD/Users/Shared/Profile/7cnc4d21.default
to:
Path=/Volumes/Machintosh HD/Users/Shared/Profile/7cnc4d21.default

That's assuming if that's where your drive is mounted.

It's probably better and possibly easier to make a hard link to your profile path instead of moving it.

ln /Volumes/Machintosh HD/Users/Shared/Profile/7cnc4d21.default /Users/<username>/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/7cnc4d21.default
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mastiSoftAuthor Commented:
to Serialband.
The first suggestion didn't work. What do you mean with a hard link to my profile? Should I left ini file as it and link to the profile file from Thunderbird ?
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serialbandCommented:
Where is your profile actually located?  Where did you move it to?

Since you set
IsRelative=0

You can't use the relative path.  You have to use the full path.  I was only guessing that the path might be
Path=/Volumes/Machintosh HD/Users/Shared/Profile/7cnc4d21.default

Perhaps it's actually
/Users/Shared/Profile/7cnc4d21.default


As for the 2nd part, hard linking is a structure that allows the same file to be referred to via multiple separate file names and paths.
The comand is in lower case, so that's not the Capital i, but the lower case L
ln /Users/Shared/Profile/7cnc4d21.default /Users/<username>/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/7cnc4d21.default

The idea is that the profile remain in the original place, hen you create a link in the new folder to point to the same file.
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