Thunderbird profile to new sys

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Post Posted May 21st, 2019, 8:12 am

So, I'm "upgrading" my PC and am planning on transferring my Thunderbird profile from my old machine, running Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit and Thunderbird 38, to a new machine, running Ubuntu 17.10.1 64-bit and Thunderbird 52. I do have a number of extensions in Thunderbird I would like to keep, as well as a few calendars setup in Lightning. One calendar is local and two others are Google Calendars.

My current plan is to move the contents of my current Thunderbird profile directory to the Thunderbird profile directory on the new system.

Does anyone know of any "gotchas" that might be involved with the differences in Thunderbird versions?

Thanks in advance!



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Post Posted May 21st, 2019, 4:54 pm

See this article -- ... hunderbird
For a concise, less detailed version of the process, see this thread --

For an alternative approach, see tanstaafl's posts in this thread -- viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2942915&p=14209121#p14209121

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