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sailor18
 
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Post Posted November 3rd, 2018, 1:24 pm

I need to know where in a normal windows7 setup the profile files reside. My computer crashed. Data survived and has been transferred to a new computer. But my profile, containing all my POP mail files apparently got left behind. I have the old hard drive and my techies will help me look for it, so it would be helpful to get an exact path address.

Then, if I find it, I will have to know where in my new computer (Win 10) to put it so that a new download of Thunderbird will find and use it.

TIA

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2018, 2:51 pm

See this article for information on the location of the standard location for a Thunderbird profile -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Thunderbird

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Post Posted November 4th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Thanks. That was just what I needed. Now I'm going to folo that link about moving profiles. I assume that I cannot just copy the profiles folder, if found, into the roaming folder on my new machine. Could it be that simple?

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Post Posted November 4th, 2018, 4:23 pm

This link may be helpful -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... hunderbird
For a concise, less detailed version of the process, see this thread --
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1421375&p=7251375#p7251375

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

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