Retrieving my Thunderbird from my dying computer
As a user of TB almost from the beginning, I am now embarrassed to say that my last computer, a MacBook, has been dying, and I didn’t really think or know how to back up my TB. In any case my back up machine fell and got broken and can’t be copied except for $1,500+ !! I have a second hand MacAir coming in two days. I want to be able to get all my TB program onto this MacAir. I still am a volunteer for a 13 year old charity scholarship program in Haiti and although I’m 85, I still have lots of work to do on computer—mainly news letters, and advertising for fundraising. So, if you can help me, I will be most pleased. I did find the YouTube coverage of how to transfer TB from one machine to another. A pro Mac company is going to help me rescue my TB from my dying MacBook and I want to give him all the help he can use. Oh and somehow I never saved my password for Thunderbird, my computer had it saved so I was able to use it. But now, not sure whether my TB on my old MacBook will also have the password saved.????? Many thanks for this and for all the years of providing TB for me!!!!!
Tom Luce [removed emails from public forum] (my two emails, [removed phone# from public forum] [removed full address]
Okulungisiwe ngu James
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For the most part, just copy the Thunderbird profile directories IN FULL from the old computer to the new - everything under ~/Library/Thunderbird/. And then after starting Thunderbird tell it to use the old profile.
Or, IF you do not have local folders and have all imap accounts, you could just start from scratch and not transfer anything except maybe address books.