I'm using Thunderbird 68.4.1 (64-Bit) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Since 2019 it comes stock with 'FileLink for WeTransfer', which I deactived immediately but I'd like to get rid of it completely. Unfortunately there's no uninstall option in the addon GUI. Is there a way to remove it manually?

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On my Ubuntu 16.04, this extension is in /usr/lib/thunderbird-addons/extensions/[email protected].

So you can delete it:

sudo rm /usr/lib/thunderbird-addons/extensions/[email protected]

or just rename it:

sudo mv /usr/lib/thunderbird-addons/extensions/[email protected] \
 /usr/lib/thunderbird-addons/extensions/[email protected]

However, note that it will be re-installed at the next Thunderbird upgrade. And since it is enabled by default on a fresh install, you may prefer to leave it alone and just disable it in the "Add-ons" page.

  • Thanks. Any idea why there's no uninstall button for this extension? Is this hardcoded inside TB?
    – lmoly
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 8:26
  • @lmoly : Yes, looks like it's now part of Thunderbird. See the announcements about that "partnership" on the The Thunderbird Blog and on the WeTransfer news. But it's easy to remove anyway.
    – mivk
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 9:14
  • After removing the xpi file, thunderbird logs errors to syslog at every launch. The first line contains the following: #011addons.xpi-utils#011WARN#011addMetadata: Add-on [email protected] is invalid: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST) [nsIFile.isFile]" nsresult: "0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST)" location: "JS frame :: resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm :: get :: line 235" data: no] Stack trace: get()@resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm:235
    – rpr
    Commented Oct 31, 2020 at 18:34

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