My Win 10 Pro laptop failed, power supply, probably. I took the drive out of it and want to use the profile from it on my new Win 10 Pro laptop. I have installed TB sever… (read more)
My Win 10 Pro laptop failed, power supply, probably. I took the drive out of it and want to use the profile from it on my new Win 10 Pro laptop. I have installed TB several times, then uninstalled and tried to clear all evidence of it on the new machine, because it wasn't showing my old stuff.
I finally used the process in this article - https://www.groovypost.com/howto/recover-restore-thunderbird-email-profile-backup/ - that seems to match others I found.
I then copied Thunderbird directory from the old drive to AppData in my new machine. Then I started TB with Profile Manager and created a profile using that AppData/Roaming directory.
When I then start TB, I see a momentary count of messages that looks right. But that goes away, and it starts downloading from my email provider - CenturyLink.
Ultimately, the new messages are in local folder in C:/ProgramData, not the roaming directory in %ALLDATA%.
So I tried changing the local directory in Settings/Server Settings for the account and get this message -
The Local Directory path "C:\Users\Vern\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\z4922dk3.default-release" is not suitable for message storage. Please choose another directory.
I've not seen anything to help with this situation, so will appreciate greatly finding a way to recover things.