How do I get my old e-mails and address book back?
My old computer died and I had to purchase a new one. The hard drive from the old computer is OK and I can access the files on it. What I need to do is get all my old e-mails and address book from the old hard drive and load them to Thunderbird on the new computer. I tried using the "import" feature, but it will not locate the old files. Could someone tell me where to find these files and how can I get them transferred to the new computer?
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If you haven't done too much already on the new computer, you could just copy the old profile over from the old computer to the new one.
If there is already a collection of messages in the new installation, then I'd copy in the old profile, set it as default, then use the ImportExportTools add-on to import the mailbox files from the new profile, thereby bringing the old profile up to date.
I got all the old e-mails back, but not the address book. It is in a file impab.mab. Can I just rename the file to abook.mab in the same folder? If not how can I import it into Thunderbird?
I renamed the impab.map file to abook.map and it worked!