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Transfering a Thunderbird profile from one computer to another

I have read everything I can about the process of getting TB from an old computer to a new one but this is more difficult than I imagined. BOTH computers are running vers… (read more)

I have read everything I can about the process of getting TB from an old computer to a new one but this is more difficult than I imagined. BOTH computers are running version 78.11.0 I know how to get to the profile folder on both machines but this is where I am running into problems. On the old Windows 8 computer when I open the profile folder there is only one file however when I open the profile folder on the Windows 10 computer there are two files, one is default and the other is xxxxxxx.default-release.

I have replaced the default folder on the new machine with the default file from the old computer but that did NOT bring any of my old mail or address books over to the new machine. What the heck am I doing wrong, I have been working on this for about ten hours over three days without success! HELP PLEASE, I know there must be a way to do it.

Asked by donaldjp 5 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 months ago