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Post Posted November 23rd, 2020, 3:41 pm

Hello & Thanks;
How to migrate from TB-Portable to TB (not portable)
then copy new TB to new computer ?
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Post Posted November 23rd, 2020, 3:58 pm

Just out of curiosity, why not migrate the TB-Portable to the new system without the stop on the old computer?

See this article -- 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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Post Posted November 23rd, 2020, 6:45 pm

Thanks Dan;
Just to be clear ,
I should install TB nonPortable on new computer
then do as in "Quick and Dirty without using Mozbackup" .
Is that correct ?

Also , On my tb-portable computer things look like:

Here: C:\Users\vmars\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles\fopzvnoa.default
there are no files .

Here: C:\Users\vmars\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\fopzvnoa.default
there is one times.json file

Ie., I can't find any default profiles . Help...

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Post Posted November 24th, 2020, 5:20 am

Sorry, I thought you were more familiar with Portable Thunderbird. The Portable version does not use the default profile location that the installed version does. Instead, messages and user customization is stored in a \Profile directory under the \Data directory. Something like F:\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\Profile\

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Post Posted November 24th, 2020, 1:51 pm

Hello;
I found a Profile that looks promising (see image);
1) which files should I copy to the new computer so that I don't have to enter all email accounts info ?
2) And can copy all my emails over ?
3) Just to be clear : I want to first install the full TB (not the Portable version) ?
4) Is full TB going to accept all data from TB-Portable ?

Image

Please answer all the above quesions .
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Post Posted November 24th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Copy everything in that directory. That's the profile.

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Post Posted November 24th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Ok , looking Good .
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Post Posted November 25th, 2020, 4:30 am

You're welcome.

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