Thunderbird... reloaded

By Cristy_m ยท 4 replies
Jun 15, 2010
  1. I had thunderbird on an old box, when I upgraded I backed it up and thought I could just reinstall on new box and replace the folder and magically my mail would be restored. That didn't happen (of course I would not be posting if it did ...but) does anyone know how I can make mail reappear? They were both XP boxes and I am fairly sure (not positive) they were running the same version of Thunderbird.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    your emails aren't lost unless you formatted the old drive. Use mozilla backup - ensure the save emails option is there. retry. You didn't do something right. I've transferred TB many times without issues.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    Thunderbird stores email here:
    C:\Documents and Settings\yourLogin\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\ika9rn62.default\Mail\*

    the ika9rn62.default will be unique (ie may be different)
  5. Cristy_m

    Cristy_m TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Is Mozilla Back up and add on?
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