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jim simon
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Question -- Which profile file do I import?

I wish to import all extensions, settings, addresses, etc from local TB2009 to TBPortableapps. I think I know how to do this, but I prefer asking to be sure. I went to this page

https://portableapps.com/support/thunderbird_portable#local_profile

It says “Just copy all of those files to the Data\profile directory within Thunderbird Portable.”

My question is this.

First there are 2 yellow folders in Profile folder of my local TB. One says “default” and the other says “default user”. Which do you recommend I use? Or do I import both?

My second question.

Do I have to open (doubleclick) the yellow folder that you recommend and Highlight all the individual files simultaneously and copy and paste in G:\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile?

Or do I simply rightclick on the yellow folder and copy only the yellow folder that you recommend and paste the folder in TB Portableapps?

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well...

I never heard about the 2 folder. What Windows do you have?
I think its "default" but I am not sure. You can try it by copying the files from "default" and Launch Thunderbird Portable and check whether all your Emails are there.

About the second question: Just open the folder and copy the files.

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Yes, in this folder of my

Yes, in this folder of my local TB C:\Documents and Settings\my name\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles there are 2 files. One is a .default and the other is a .default User. Which one do I open and copy all the files from? I’m using Windows XP Pro but I don’t see how this relates to my question? Thanks

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Profiles.ini

Above the Profiles folder you have a profiles.ini text file.

Open it on Notepad, you'll see something like this:

[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/randomletters.default

[Profile1]
Name=default user
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/randomletters.defaultuser

On the top, after [General] you have StartWithLastProfile=number.
Count the profiles listed down starting from one, when you get to the profile that counting from 1 matches the number on the second line you will have the profile you want to copy, as it is the last profile you used on that machine.

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Just

check which folder is bigger (in Mb) and copy its content inside the portable profile folder

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OK, the .defaultuser folder

OK, the .defaultuser folder was the largest. So I will copy the contents. Now in which specific folder in Thunderbird Portable Apps do I paste it? There is an “App”, a “Data”, and an “other” folders. Each one of these has subfolders also. Please specify the path to the specific folder where I’m supposed to paste.

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[x:]\PathToThunderBirdPortabl

[x:]\PathToThunderBirdPortable\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile

Tim

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copy all the

files to the /Thunderbird/Data/profile folder as outlined here.

EDIT
looks like Tim was faster.

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looks like Tim was faster

Yeah,

But You searched And Linked Wink

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Seems to work

Looks like the import of that large file into Data/Profile is working fine. Thanks for your help.

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