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My HDD crashed, and I have to re-install all my software, starting with Win 10. I have downloaded and installed the latest Thunderbird. I have backed up the C: drive a few days earlier. In my Thunderbird prior to the crash, I have three email addresses , and each one is filtered to store emails in a lot of Local folders. I went to the backup version, and recovered my Profile folder in Users/UserName /Roaming/Thunderbird folder, which merged with the newly installed Profile. When I opened Thunderbird after rebooting the PC, only my first email address was shown, and there were no filters or Local folders to be seen. Can someone please advise me on how to restore Thunderbird to my original configuration with 3 email addresses, filters and Local folders? kind regards, Joe


edit: moved thread from Firefox to Thunderbird section.

My HDD crashed, and I have to re-install all my software, starting with Win 10. I have downloaded and installed the latest Thunderbird. I have backed up the C: drive a few days earlier. In my Thunderbird prior to the crash, I have three email addresses , and each one is filtered to store emails in a lot of Local folders. I went to the backup version, and recovered my Profile folder in Users/UserName /Roaming/Thunderbird folder, which merged with the newly installed Profile. When I opened Thunderbird after rebooting the PC, only my first email address was shown, and there were no filters or Local folders to be seen. Can someone please advise me on how to restore Thunderbird to my original configuration with 3 email addresses, filters and Local folders? kind regards, Joe edit: moved thread from Firefox to Thunderbird section.

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Do you still have access to the original drive backup? If so, copy not just the profile, but the thunderbird folder itself (i.e., c:\users\yourID\appdata\roaming\thunderbird and place it into the same location on restored drive. If you do that, AFTER thunderbird has been installed, then THunderbird will open exactly where you were. You do NOT want to merge two profiles and my suggestion avoids that.

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