I am keeping my hard drive but moving Windows to a SSD. I currently run Windows 10 Pro on a 64-bit machine but run Thunderbird 32-bit. I have previously moved my Thunde… (read more)
I am keeping my hard drive but moving Windows to a SSD. I currently run Windows 10 Pro on a 64-bit machine but run Thunderbird 32-bit. I have previously moved my Thunderbird profiles off C: and onto another drive/partition (for several reasons). I am using this build as a reason to try and upgrade some processes including backups. I have a few questions about Thunderbird that I can't seem to find the answers to.
It seems that the Thunderbird 64-bit version is new. Is it wise to upgrade now?
In some places I have seen people say that I should uninstall the 32-bit version before installing the 64-bit version, but, other people say I don't have to. What are the issues, concerns, and, problems with upgrading to the 64-bit version when I already have the 32-bit version installed?
In looking at changing my backup processes, I have considered renaming and/or moving the folder location of my Thunderbird profiles. I know where to change those locations in Thunderbird. But, to make it easier in the future, is it possible to use an environment variable to help specify the file name? Something like "%my_email_folder/steve%" where in the future I can move or rename the folder/files in Windows and just change an environment variable? Is there another way to accomplish this in Thunderbird?
Concerning backups, specifically for Thunderbird, does Mozilla have a recommended scheme for backups or an app/tool to do backups of Thunderbird profiles/data? My backup process will handle Windows and application backups, but, this question is about the Thunderbird data. I am trying to separate applications and their data as much as possible to make backups/restores more efficient and effective.
Thanks in advance for the help.