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Migrate and update 52.9.1 from Win7 to Win10

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Currently I am running Thunderbird 52.9.1 on Windows 7, without add-ons, extensions, or Lightning.

I'm setting up a new Win10 PC. I figure it's time to update Thunderbird to a more current version on the new PC.

What is generally considered to be the best and most stable recent version?

I have read the process on how to update from older previous versions that goes like this:

Backup your profile. Then install and run each of the following versions for your OS and language which you will find at http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/ 5.0 for example http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/5.0/win32/en-US/

12.0.1 (15.0.1 skip) 17.0.8 24.8.0 (38.0.8 skip) 45.8.0 52.9.1

Then do Help > About until you get to version 68. Stay on version 68 until you get prompted to update to version 78.

Since I already am at 52.9.1 on Win7 I assume I should:

- backup my 52.9.1 profile on Win7 (see questions below about profile),

- install 52.9.1 on Win10 and run it,

- then do Help > About until I get to version 68. Stay on version 68 until I get prompted to update to version 78.

Is that what I should do?

I will have the same drives and folders structure in place on Win10 as I do on Win7. My plan is to copy my backed up 52.9.1 profile on Win7 to that same corresponding folder on Win10.

Is that what I should do?

Should I copy my backed up 52.9.1 profile from Win7 to Win10 before or after I install 52.9.1 on Win 10?

Should I run 52.9.1 on Win10 for the first time before or after I have copied my backed up 52.9.1 profile from Win7 to that same corresponding folder on Win10?

Is there anything else I should be aware of?

Thanks!

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Bumping because I haven't found answers to the following questions by searching here or outside of here.

Please see my OP above. (Thanks)

I will have the same drives and folders structure in place on Win10 as I do on Win7. My plan is to copy my backed up 52.9.1 profile on Win7 to that same corresponding folder on Win10.

Is that what I should do?

Should I copy my backed up 52.9.1 profile from Win7 to Win10 before or after I install 52.9.1 on Win 10?

Should I run 52.9.1 on Win10 for the first time before or after I have copied my backed up 52.9.1 profile from Win7 to that same corresponding folder on Win10?

Is there anything else I should be aware of?

Thanks!

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Since I already am at 52.9.1 on Win7 I assume I should: - backup my 52.9.1 profile on Win7

Yes.

install 52.9.1 on Win10 and run it,

No. Upgrade Thunderbird on the old computer to the latest version as outlined above. On the new computer start with the latest release version (currently 78.11.0).

My plan is to copy my backed up 52.9.1 profile on Win7 to that same corresponding folder on Win10.

First upgrade to the latest release version on the old computer. Then transfer the upgraded profile to the new computer already running the latest version. Follow these instructions to transfer the profile. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer

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