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I have Win 7, latest versions of Thunderbird and Firefox.

My computer died and needed repairing, easily done with a Win 7 repair disk. Unfortunately something is still amiss with the computer, and I wish to use a backup to restore the computer to how it was prior to the crash. The C drive has the OS and software, with data on another drive, which has the backups. I want to keep Thunderbird and Firefox settings as they are now as this will avoid downloading emails that I have already downloaded.

There are two folders appdata\roaming\Thunderbird\profiles\tb.default\*.* appdata\roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\ff.default\*.* which seem to have the current Thunderbird and Firefox settings.

I'm thinking of copying the above two folders to another dive, running the backup to make the computer pre-crash, and then copying the two folders to the C drive.

Advice is sought. Would the above work and is there anything else I need to know? Also, is there a way of getting email notification when a reply is posted? TIA

I have Win 7, latest versions of Thunderbird and Firefox. My computer died and needed repairing, easily done with a Win 7 repair disk. Unfortunately something is still amiss with the computer, and I wish to use a backup to restore the computer to how it was prior to the crash. The C drive has the OS and software, with data on another drive, which has the backups. I want to keep Thunderbird and Firefox settings as they are now as this will avoid downloading emails that I have already downloaded. There are two folders appdata\roaming\Thunderbird\profiles\tb.default\*.* appdata\roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\ff.default\*.* which seem to have the current Thunderbird and Firefox settings. I'm thinking of copying the above two folders to another dive, running the backup to make the computer pre-crash, and then copying the two folders to the C drive. Advice is sought. Would the above work and is there anything else I need to know? Also, is there a way of getting email notification when a reply is posted? TIA
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Hi, please ask Thunderbird questions over here and there is info there also : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/thunderbird ---- have no idea about Thunderbird ----------- In your Profile folder : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles Never work with original files. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer Reinstall with Current Release Firefox 61.0.2 with a Full Version Installer *https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/
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Thank you. The export advice is especially useful. I'm posting the same question in the Thunderbird area. Not solved, need TB information.

Thank you. The export advice is especially useful. I'm posting the same question in the Thunderbird area. Not solved, need TB information.
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