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Thunderbird78.8 - How to set profile storage(emails storage) under Linux to another partition?

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Hi,

Under,

  • Linux (Manjaro XFCE)
  • Thunderbird78.8
  • Account: hotmail

How can set on which folder, actually other partition and folder than OS system, the Thunderbird store the emails?

From a fresh install, 1/ I started Thunderbird, 2/ set my hotmail account and Thunderbird started downloading the messages and creating reproducing my email tree structure. 3/ Without waiting the full download I closed TB

4/ I checked .thunderbird folder I see "profiles.ini" and "installs.ini" files as well as 2 folders <random_string>.default <random_string>.default-release

5/ In the profiles.ini I do see not see a relationship with my hotmail.

6/ under <random_string>.default-release/ImapMail/outlook.office365.com/ I see my hotmail account folder structure

7/ I cut & paste the <random_string>.default-release to the new partition (non OS)

The initial profiles.ini is [Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=7xaim9be.default Default=1

[Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=eatrfwpe.default-release

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

[InstallFDC34C9F024745EB] Default=eatrfwpe.default-release Locked=1


The modified one [Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=7xaim9be.default Default=1

[Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=run/media/phx/MMedia/eatrfwpe.default-release

[General] StartWithLastProfile=0 Version=2

[InstallFDC34C9F024745EB] Default=run/media/phx/MMedia/eatrfwpe.default-release Locked=1

I also modified installs.in as such [FDC34C9F024745EB] Default=run/media/phx/MMedia/eatrfwpe.default-release Locked=1

I start TB, it request if I start with the "default-release" profile which I do, finally it prompts "Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible"

Thanks I read https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-thunderbird-stores-user-data

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Suggest you 'Profile Manager' to create a new profile and then point it to look at where you moved the profile. If you can access 'Help > Troubleshooting information' > 'about:profiles' then follow that route to click on 'Create new profile' OR Exit Thunderbird. Start up 'Profile Manager' Info: If you're running Linux you'd typically use:

  • ./thunderbird -profilemanager

More info:


Select to 'Create Profile' Give it a name click on 'Choose folder' select the 'eatrfwpe.default-release' folder which you put in different location. click on OK click on Finish

Select new profile name select to use profile on start up without asking click on 'Start Thunderbird'

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