I have a 56 GB Thunderbird folder containing profiles, mail messages and settings. No matter what I try, which method I use, I can't get Thunderbird to open under a migra… (read more)
I have a 56 GB Thunderbird folder containing profiles, mail messages and settings. No matter what I try, which method I use, I can't get Thunderbird to open under a migrated profile and populate with messages, settings and the like.
Due to the size of the database, I have tried copying it to D:/Thunderbird, while the program resides on C:. I have also tried putting it in C:/users/RRP/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird. In each case, I create a profile pointing to the specific profile within the Profiles folder. I have done so using the "Help" menu appraoch within the program, and I have also done it using "thunderbird.exe -p." Nothing works.
I have blown away Thunderbird, blown away the 56 GB database, recopied the database from the donor computer, made sure all specifications (size, number of items, number of folders) all match the first time I did it, and it will not recognize it.
I have not opened Thunderbird and gone through the establishment of new mail accounts, because I have assumed that if I copy the Profiles over in the large folder named Thunderbird, the program will pick up all previous accounts, passwords, etc., and establish those accounts without my doing it one at a time. Perhaps this is the problem. I presently have 4 email accounts, and I have been hoping that by copying 56 GB of data over from old to new, the rest would happen automatically, and the program on the new computer would open looking and functioning exactly as on the former computer.