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email taking up too much hard drive space

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Can I use a thumbdrive to save space on the hard drive? I'd be willing to move everything, but I am thinking (and asking) how about saving just the stuff I have placed into local folders? I'd go to the extreme by installing Thunderbird onto my thumbdrive and migrating everything to the thumbdrive. I'd then be okay with using the thumbdrive each time I wanted to interact with Thunderbird AND my email(s). I just do not know what to do with all my saved emails. To save space, I really don't want to simply delete emails I've saved for years.

I shall appreciate any assistance. Thank you, Community. JLynch541

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Sure, you can use a thumbdrive, but I wouldn't advice doing so because flash drives are not reliable storage media and should not be relied upon as the sole long term storage option for important data. They tend to fail at ANY time and without warning or tell tale signs of failure. One moment you're using it flawlessly, then unplug/replug it and it's fried! They are great for temporarily storing stuff that need to be transfered to another device. What you need is a bigger hard drive, be it external or internal. They are cheaper (in terms of storage capacity per dime) and far much reliable than thumb drives. You should also have a backup strategy/regime for your important data. I'd be surprised if you don't have a backup routine for your precious emails.

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Sure, you can use a thumbdrive, but I wouldn't advice doing so because flash drives are not reliable storage media and should not be relied upon as the sole long term storage option for important data. They tend to fail at ANY time and without warning or tell tale signs of failure. One moment you're using it flawlessly, then unplug/replug it and it's fried! They are great for temporarily storing stuff that need to be transfered to another device. What you need is a bigger hard drive, be it external or internal. They are cheaper (in terms of storage capacity per dime) and far much reliable than thumb drives. You should also have a backup strategy/regime for your important data. I'd be surprised if you don't have a backup routine for your precious emails.

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