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How to migrate Thunderbird account with all settings, accounts, and mail data

I`m sure you know that: perspective before reinstall windows. Did I backup everything? Or something would get lost?  And what about mails & accounts data? Before you reinstall system (if, of course , you want to save your data mail, accounts and addresses from Thunderbird):

1. Make backup folder:

Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles

(to view all files you should switch to show hidden files in windows folder options).

2. After installation a new copy of Thunderbird put all saved data to the same location as above.

3. Edit file:

Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\profiles.ini

add part with your profile, i.e:



Default=1 mean this is a default profile

4. Run thunderbird.

5. Have fun 🙂

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