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Windows 7: Exporting Addresses/Messages From Thunderbird 32bit

12 Feb 2010   #1
Auld Bint

Window 7
Exporting Addresses/Messages From Thunderbird 32bit


Is there an option to export the address book and messages from Thunderbird ? I just cannot seem to find the export option.

Also, if I do manage to export the messages from a 32bit version of Thunderbird, will a 64bit version of Thunderbird be able to import them ?

I am trying to piggy back my address book and messages from Outlook Express on my old WinXP PC to Thunderbird 64bit on my new Windows7 PC. I have imported the address book and messages from Outlook Express on my old PC into a 32 bit version of Thunderbird on the old PC but cannot get any further.

Thx for any help

Auld Bint

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18 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

Get the ImportExport message extension for Thunderbird and install it...

highlight a folder
Tools - Import/Export in mbox/eml format - Export all messages in the
folder - EML format
pick a location to save the files
the files will be saved in a subfolder
(do this for all the folders)

Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail:
File - Import - Messages - Windows Mail 7/Windows Live Mail
select the folder location you saved the files to
All folders
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21 Feb 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit

I have found MozBackup to do a fine job for me... --> MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greeman View Post
I have found MozBackup to do a fine job for me... --> MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird
QFT this works GREAT, I've now done it several times, even going from one computer to another with the data stored in a different location on the destination.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2012   #5

Windows Home Premium 32bit
How does this work with Outlook 2010

Once I back up with Mozbackup, how do I get my messages and folders into Outlook 2010? I am using the most current version of Thunderbird.

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