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Transfering profile and mail settings to regular TB


I am new to the forum and have been using TB portable for a while, and now I want to have my profiles, emails, mail settings, and address book + extensions transferred to use a regular version (non-portable) of Thunderbird.
What is the easiest way of doing that?

Any help appreciated.


Ryan McCue
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Copy everything in ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile into C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\[random].default
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Hi everyone!! I'm user of PortableApps since yesterday and I love it!!! Great for open my mails, bookmarks, passwords on EVERY computer!

But I have a question: I want to do the inverse, copy from standard TB to portable.

I have tried to copy everything from C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\ (two folders .default) to ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile, but when I open TBP asks me always for account settings, and the space for inbox is empty.

My english is so basic, as you can see. If someone explains me how to import the accounts, do it slowly Blum

Thanks in advance!

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You have to copy the content of the default.??? to ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile, not the folder itself. It is all outlined here. If you have 2 default folders, one might me an old one so you have to find out which one you need. To do that I suggest you choose one, copy it and TBP doesn't have your emails then delete the the content from ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile and try the other one.

I hope it was slowly enough Smile
If it wasn't we have enough Spanish speaking people here to help you.

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It works!!!

Thanks a lot! It was slowly enough, of course! Wink

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