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Windows 7: Backup?


29 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Backup?

Hey folks..
I need to format my HDD and want to backup my email settings and account details including Gmail etc.
Is there any simple software which would make life easier to backup and restore.
Running Win 7 Pro with Thunderbird v.3.1.2
Thank's
betel23


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29 Aug 2010   #2

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Give this a try and let us know the results.
File
Export
Accounts

to a finger drive

Then import to the email client
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29 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank's.
Will keep you informed.
Regards
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29 Aug 2010   #4

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Yes please let us know. If it works you have been helped and you, through me, will help many more.
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29 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hi there richc46 :-
File
Export
Accounts
These options are not available in Thunderbird v.3.1.2
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29 Aug 2010   #6

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Me bad.

I thought that it was only the email
These settings are in Windows Live Mail
Windows Mail
and
Outlook Express

They are in other clients, but maybe not under file.
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29 Aug 2010   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Use this: MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird

Its very handy and I have used it many times to back up and restore Firefox and Thunderbird.
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29 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Try this. Go to Computer > C: > Users > [your user name] > app data (you may have to change settings to show hidden files and folders) > Local. From there, look for something like Mozilla or Thunderbird. If you find Mozilla, then open that folder, then go to the Thunderbird folder. Copy everything within that folder to a usb drive. After you reformat and reinstall Thunderbird, go to that same folder. Replace everything in it, with what you copied from the old install. I did this with Google Chrome before and it worked perfectly.
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29 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Wow!!!! what a helpful forum...
Thank's to you all for your input...
I'll get down to some serious work now.
Will keep you informed.
Regards
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29 Aug 2010   #10

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When you return if you have that happy face, it is all worth while.
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