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Windows 7: Thunderbird

25 Oct 2009   #1

windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Does anybody know the name of the file that Thunderbird stores saved emails in?

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25 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Does anybody know the name of the file that Thunderbird stores saved emails in?
Windows Vista and win 7
C:\Users\\Application Data\Roaming\Mozilla\Profiles

Hope this helps

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25 Oct 2009   #3

windows 7 x64 Home Premium

*slaps forehead*
Duh! App Data! I must've had vapor lock in my brain!
I was wandering around in C:/Program Files (x86).
Thanks Zig!
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04 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks Ken,


W7's Indexing Options

My Documents

and nothing else indexes TB3.0's email content.

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04 Dec 2009   #5

Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit

Don't know if you have tried it or not but there is a program called MozBackup that is great for backing, moving, etc for thunderbird files
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04 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64

Use cmd to run "thunderbird -profilemanager" and create a profile, and set the location to anywhere you want. If you have to reinstall OS and thunderbird, repeat and point the profile to the same location, you will have all your emails and settings. No need to backup.
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04 Dec 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

All you have to do to back up Thunderbird is periodically copy the entire Thunderbird folder to another location. I use an automated program to back it up every few days, but you can do it manually as needed.

The Thunderbird folder is at: C users yourusername appdata roaming and is visible only if you view hidden files in Explorer. It contains your email, addresses, and configuration. The Thunderbird installation at C Program Files is the program itself, but not your personal Thunderbird profile, email, addresses, etc.

If you ever reinstall Thunderbird, you can copy this backed up folder over the newly created version and Thunderbird will be ready to go, with your old email, addresses, and configuration in place.
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05 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks Greenman et al,

I've been using MozBackup several years now and like it.

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15 Jul 2012   #9
sean vida

Windows 7 Home x64

Thanks so much Greeman, the Mozbackup app is great - appreciate the advice
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