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Windows 7: Thunderbird For x64?


30 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Thunderbird For x64?

OK, so I'm trying to use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email application.

The version 2.0 installer from their website is of course 32-bit only, which doesn't help me out much. I went to that Mozilla x64 site that was linked in the "Free 64-Bit software" thread... well, that thing shows up as Shredder and not Thunderbird, and even though it's supposed to be x64, Windows wants to put it in C:/Program Files (x86)/

Any ideas? Why is that custom build so weird? Can I just get the official Thunderbird but compiled in 64-bit? Or the newest beta, whatever, but one that's actually the correct name?


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30 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm weird I'm using the Mozilla Thunderbird just cause of how easy the gmail setup is and lemme double check 1 sec....

Ya its in the \Program Files(x86)\

Now I am using the 64bit Windows 7 and I'm guessing I downloaded the 32bit version of Mozilla and it seems to work 100% all the time I have never had a single crash or nothing so hmmm maybe I'm missing your question.

Anyway if you need some further help post again and I'll check back

Kukag
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30 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Right, well, I know you can run 32-bit programs...

What I'm saying is I was looking for a native 64-bit version... where clearly the official one is 32-bit only.
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30 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you mean you got thunderbird from Thunderbirdownload - Mozilla x86-64 then they are definitely 64-bit. If you open task manager and look at the thunderbird entry you wont see a *32 moniker beside it.

Because the versions of thunderbird/firefox on that site are alpha/beta builds they dont use the proper names of the programs but rather the project names. Shredder is the name of a particular project of thunderbird, just like shiretoko was for firefox.

So just to confirm, these are definitely 64-bit and you can check for yourself as described above.

One thing to bare in mind is that 32-bit plugins wont work for the 64-bit version of the programs.
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30 Aug 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
OK, so I'm trying to use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email application.

The version 2.0 installer from their website is of course 32-bit only, which doesn't help me out much. I went to that Mozilla x64 site that was linked in the "Free 64-Bit software" thread... well, that thing shows up as Shredder and not Thunderbird, and even though it's supposed to be x64, Windows wants to put it in C:/Program Files (x86)/

Any ideas? Why is that custom build so weird? Can I just get the official Thunderbird but compiled in 64-bit? Or the newest beta, whatever, but one that's actually the correct name?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
Hmm weird I'm using the Mozilla Thunderbird just cause of how easy the gmail setup is and lemme double check 1 sec....

Ya its in the \Program Files(x86)\

Now I am using the 64bit Windows 7 and I'm guessing I downloaded the 32bit version of Mozilla and it seems to work 100% all the time I have never had a single crash or nothing so hmmm maybe I'm missing your question.

Anyway if you need some further help post again and I'll check back

Kukag
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
Right, well, I know you can run 32-bit programs...

What I'm saying is I was looking for a native 64-bit version... where clearly the official one is 32-bit only.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
If you mean you got thunderbird from Thunderbirdownload - Mozilla x86-64 then they are definitely 64-bit. If you open task manager and look at the thunderbird entry you wont see a *32 moniker beside it.

Because the versions of thunderbird/firefox on that site are alpha/beta builds they dont use the proper names of the programs but rather the project names. Shredder is the name of a particular project of thunderbird, just like shiretoko was for firefox.

So just to confirm, these are definitely 64-bit and you can check for yourself as described above.

One thing to bare in mind is that 32-bit plugins wont work for the 64-bit version of the programs.
The answer is very simple, and can be found all over the internet. Although the build of Thunderbird is indeed a 64-bit compatible build, the Installer used for Mozilla apps is still only 32bit compatible - and thus it gets routed to 32-bit land (aka Program Files (X86)).

HTH
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30 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote:
Because the versions of thunderbird/firefox on that site are alpha/beta builds they dont use the proper names of the programs but rather the project names. Shredder is the name of a particular project of thunderbird, just like shiretoko was for firefox.

So just to confirm, these are definitely 64-bit and you can check for yourself as described above.

One thing to bare in mind is that 32-bit plugins wont work for the 64-bit version of the programs.
Oh hm, well then can I make it say Thunderbird in the programs menu and title bar instead of Shredder?

And if the 64-bit ones don't work with 32-bit plugins, do you think it just makes more sense to use the 32-bit version of Thunderbird?

As for the installer being 32-bit... does that mean I can safely put it in the normal Program Files if I do go with that version?
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30 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yep, im using 32-bit firefox for now, until they release full 64-bit.
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30 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Why not just download the normal version of thunderbird like was said up above it is infact 64bit just the installer is 32. And to confirm I am using Thunderbird right now and I checked the task manager and indeed it does NOT say *32 next to the application. As far as plugins go i ahvent really found any that I wanted that I wasn't able to run. Hope this helps!

Good luck,
Kukag
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30 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Wait, are you saying to download the from Mozilla's website, and it'll be 64-bit?

Or do you mean that custom-compiled one? And would I just change the install location to C:/Program Files since it's not actually an x86?
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31 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm I'm not sure really I downloaded from the original site and it downloaded to the x86 folder but in the task manager it doesn't show a *32 marker so its up to you!

Good Luck,
Kukag!
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