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using Portable Thunderbird data into standard Thunderbird

can i use Portable Thunderbird data into standard Thunderbird ?
It's so important to me cuz i'm using Linux OS

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Yes

In Windows, you just copy it into your local Thunderbird profile folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\????.default
and delete the compreg.dat folder (if there is one).

In Linux, the local profile folder is ~/.thunderbird// or ~/.mozilla-thunderbird. Anything requiring full paths will fail (signatures, some extensions, etc), but everything else should work... in theory. Give it a shot and let us know!

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Thanks John ... but it didn't work !

I tried to put profile folder into
C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\rk2wu308.default
it didn't work !

then i tried to put profile folder into
C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles
it didn't work !

then i tried to rename profile folder to Profiles and put it into
C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird
it didn't work !

Can u solve it ?

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More specific...

To be more specific, you need to copy all the files within:
\PortableThunderbird\Data\profile\

to your local profile directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\rk2wu308.default

You don't copy the profile folder itself into there. Just all the files. And be sure to delete compreg.dat from the local copy after you copy it in. BTW - If you use certain extensions... this copying to the local PC won't work.

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Worked !

Thanks John ... it's worked on Win32 and Linux

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Or

Use Libertà Sync
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You could...

Yes, but it is just so much fun doing it the hard way, lol. Wink
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Why

rmccue Really ... i couldn't understand the benefit of ur suggest ! ... can u explain
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Instead of copying files

Sync does it for you.
And I had to give a plug of Steve's software.
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thunderbird new install

i have been using thunderbird portable for a while now as my main email prog.

I have now decide ti install thunderbird on my main computer ans sync the emails etc daily depending on the most upto date version.

i have read all the instruction above but cant seem to get all my portable information over to the main thunderbird.

when i copy the items suggested above over and then open my new install of thunderbird it still asks me to set up new accounts?

can anyone help with this plese?

Graham Yates

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i have tried agin but still

i have tried agin but still no success, anyone help?

Graham Yates

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Try using PUSS

Try PUSS, from the Liberta Project (http://liberta-project.org/liberta/core/puss), and use the sync feature to copy your profile across.

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the sync and moving files is

the sync and moving files is not the problem, when i copy the contents of the usb profile to the pc profile, it will still not show my folders and emails on the pc version?

Graham Yates

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