X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

How can I sync my addresses and local folders on Thunderbird across two computers?

Posted

I've been using Thunderbird on my desktop for years, and have a number of local folders on it, along with the Thunderbird address book. I just purchased a laptop and have installed Thunderbird onto it. It's downloading emails from my server (GoDaddy). How can I get it to access the local folders and addresses from Thunderbird on the desktop?

I've been using Thunderbird on my desktop for years, and have a number of local folders on it, along with the Thunderbird address book. I just purchased a laptop and have installed Thunderbird onto it. It's downloading emails from my server (GoDaddy). How can I get it to access the local folders and addresses from Thunderbird on the desktop?

Chosen solution

to remote desktop to a machine, you need to know its network address, so either 1. an IP address or 2. a domain name.

You can get

1. on the remote computer running ipconfig in a CMD/DOS window and see the IPv4 address, or from the network adapter details

2. getting domain name depends on your network

Read this answer in context 0
Quote

Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0

More Information

christ1
  • Top 10 Contributor
2111 solutions 15418 answers

Not sure what exactly you want to achieve, 1) a one time copy of all your data from the desktop to the laptop computer, or 2) permanent synchronization between the two computers?

The latter isn't possible for Local Folders. For address books you'd need to sync both via a server, e.g. like Google Contacts. Please clarify.

Not sure what exactly you want to achieve, 1) a one time copy of all your data from the desktop to the laptop computer, or 2) permanent synchronization between the two computers? The latter isn't possible for Local Folders. For address books you'd need to sync both via a server, e.g. like Google Contacts. Please clarify.
Was this helpful to you? 1
Quote
Wayne Mery
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
568 solutions 5265 answers

Alternatively, remote desktop from laptop into desktop and not need to worry about syncing anything.

Alternatively, remote desktop from laptop into desktop and not need to worry about syncing anything.
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote

Question owner

Thanks for the responses! Wayne Mery, I'm not sure what you mean? How do I remote desktop from laptop into desktop?

Thanks for the responses! Wayne Mery, I'm not sure what you mean? How do I remote desktop from laptop into desktop?
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote
Wayne Mery
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
568 solutions 5265 answers

Chosen Solution

to remote desktop to a machine, you need to know its network address, so either 1. an IP address or 2. a domain name.

You can get

1. on the remote computer running ipconfig in a CMD/DOS window and see the IPv4 address, or from the network adapter details

2. getting domain name depends on your network

to remote desktop to a machine, you need to know its network address, so either 1. an IP address or 2. a domain name. You can get 1. on the remote computer running ipconfig in a CMD/DOS window and see the IPv4 address, or from the network adapter details 2. getting domain name depends on your network
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote
Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.