Recovering mails from a broken profile
Hi, I've ran across a huge problem for me. My computer crashed and after recovering it, Thunderbird can't see my mail profile. I've had it on a different partition, and no solution works, believe me, I've already tried every obvious thing (I wouldn't be asking here if I didn't). The thing is nothing works - fixing the path in profile.ini, importing the profile through the app and pointing to that folder, copying the files to a completely new profile - nothing! It's as if some files, that should show Thunderbird that "this is a profile", are broken. So here's my question - I still have the large files containg all my emails (inbox etc.) in this broken profile folder - is there any way to recover the contents of those files (and maybe bring them back to Thunderbird)?
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Okay, I will assume all is lost. If this is a POP account, you could - set up account, but do NOT include password yet - locate the mail folders in old profile at Mail\account\ and, with TB NOT running, use File Explorer to copy/overlay default folders that were created during setup. - if you had local folders, you could locate those also at Mail\local folders and copy them. - start TB and verify account works - addressbook can be imported by tools>import>import addressbook (or you could, in FIle explorer, copy the abook.sqlite file from old profile, but I prefer the import)