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A little confused about migrating Thunderbird to new computer

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Just a quick question. I have Thunderbird on my PC and want to mirror it onto my laptop so I can get mail while away from my computer.

I installed it on my laptop and put in my mail client details and it started to download all the mail. But I realized it wasn't being sorted so I needed my filters etc. So I then looked at the tutorial for migrating mail accounts. It shows to go to the profile folder and to a couple levels up to backup that folder.

The question is, on my PC the folder isn't in roaming it's in C:\Users\Public\mymailaccount.thunderbird

But on my laptop, it's in the usual:\ C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\8f50xn5c.default-release

Should I just copy the folder from Public (PC) to Roaming (Laptop)? why isn't it in the Roaming folder though?

Thanks

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The question is, on my PC the folder isn't in roaming it's in C:\Users\Public\mymailaccount.thunderbird

Did you deliberately move the profile folder on the PC?

Please post the contents of the profiles.ini file on the PC.

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I don't recall doing that at all. So doubtful I did it deliberately.

Here's the ini info:

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/so9liof0.default

[Profile1] Name=SIW email IsRelative=0 Path=C:\Users\Public\[my mail account].thunderbird Default=1

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why isn't it in the Roaming folder though?

You tell me. Someone put it there. It's not the default profile location, and it certainly didn't get there magically.

Should I just copy the folder from Public (PC) to Roaming (Laptop)?

As the profile at the non-default location seems to be valid you can just do that.

Alternatively you can also migrate the data missing on the laptop computer from the PC. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Thunderbird

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Cool thanks guys. I copied the folder over from the PC to the laptop, just the contents of the profile folder, pasted it right in to the one on the laptop and it worked like a charm. Straight after firing it up it was 100% synced to the PC.

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Good. When your problem is fixed can you mark the topic as 'Solved' please?
Thank you.

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