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Export/import settings and passwords

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Matt

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I expect to migrate Tbird to a new computer in the next few days. I know that address books can be export/imported, but is there a way to export/import the various account settings, and option configurations so that a new install on a different computer can be easily setup with prior use data? If so, how?

I expect to migrate Tbird to a new computer in the next few days. I know that address books can be export/imported, but is there a way to export/import the various account settings, and option configurations so that a new install on a different computer can be easily setup with prior use data? If so, how?

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The following will copy everything from old to new.

Assuming both the old and the new computer are Windows OS. Install Thunderbird on new computer and run once to create a default profile - do not create an account.

Exit Thunderbird on both computers - this is important.

On old computer: Access profile located here:

  • C:\Users\<Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
  • Copy the 'Thunderbird' folder

On new computer: Access profile located here:

  • C:\Users\<Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
  • Delete the default 'Thunderbird' folder
  • Paste your copied 'Thunderbird' folder (from old computer) into the 'Roaming' folder.

Then start Thunderbird.

Okulungisiwe ngu Toad-Hall

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Actually, this did not work.

I followed the list, and copied the profile, but on re-starting the new TB, it said the profile was corrupt. Tried several times, all failed. Only thing that did work was to install TB in a completely different folder location start it and then laboriously copy/insert settings from another laptop installation of TB: took literally hours instead of one click.

This process needs a lot more work!!

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