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How do I export IPad contacts to thunderbird address book?

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Lost my entire thunderbird address book when I was forced to reinstall windows 10. The only address book I now have is in my iPad. Need to export the contacts from the iPad to thunderbird. Can that be done and if so how do I proceed?

Lost my entire thunderbird address book when I was forced to reinstall windows 10. The only address book I now have is in my iPad. Need to export the contacts from the iPad to thunderbird. Can that be done and if so how do I proceed?
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jscher2000
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I don't know where iPad contacts live. Are they in iCloud? There might be an iCloud app for Windows 10 that would let you get them into your PC.

Regarding your Windows 10 reinstall, did you use the built-in Windows 10 Reset feature that preserves your data? That often would be in a folder called

C:\Windows.old

Do you see anything like that?

I don't know where iPad contacts live. Are they in iCloud? There might be an iCloud app for Windows 10 that would let you get them into your PC. Regarding your Windows 10 reinstall, did you use the built-in Windows 10 Reset feature that preserves your data? That often would be in a folder called C:\Windows.old Do you see anything like that?
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Yes, I used the reset feature. I will for the C:\Windows.old folder. I stupidly thought that the address book would be saved and a program that backed Thunderbird up.

Yes, I used the reset feature. I will for the C:\Windows.old folder. I stupidly thought that the address book would be saved and a program that backed Thunderbird up.
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Kbarkhouse said

Yes, I used the reset feature. I will for the C:\Windows.old folder. I stupidly thought that the address book would be saved and a program that backed Thunderbird up.

Where did the backup program store its data? Perhaps somewhere that wasn't save from "reset"?

If you find

C:\Windows.old

on your system, turn on viewing of hidden files and folders:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files

Then explore up this path:

C:\Windows.old\Users\Windows-user-name\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird

Your data is here somewhere. I think this article might help: Profiles - Where Thunderbird stores your messages and other user data.

''Kbarkhouse [[#answer-1240820|said]]'' <blockquote> Yes, I used the reset feature. I will for the C:\Windows.old folder. I stupidly thought that the address book would be saved and a program that backed Thunderbird up. </blockquote> Where did the backup program store its data? Perhaps somewhere that wasn't save from "reset"? If you find C:\Windows.old on your system, turn on viewing of hidden files and folders: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files Then explore up this path: C:\Windows.old\Users\''Windows-user-name''\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird Your data is here somewhere. I think this article might help: [[Profiles - Where Thunderbird stores your messages and other user data]].
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Thanks, I will let you know how I make out.

Thanks, I will let you know how I make out.
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