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Hariram
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copying All Emails from portable to regular version of thurnderbird

How to copy All Emails from portable to regular version of thurnderbird?

Pl. guide.

- Hariram

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mail folder

in your profile folder, where ever this one is (depeds on operating system), there is a folder with the name Mail.

You can simply copy the folder Mail , which is in your profile folder, and replace with it the Mail folder in the other install. (backup first)
Accounts should be set up same way first to make the copy/paste without problems.

In fact I do sometimes copy the whole contents of the profile to other thunderbird as for example under linux.
Few things do not work then, extensions have to be updated , lightning calendar might need some special attention too, but in general if versions are similar all is about the same.

Otto Sykora
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Already in use???

If the regular version of Thunderbird is already in use, then copying the mail folder from the portable to the regular version will delete (replace) all of the existing mails in the regular version.

The OP should let us know if the regular version is already in use, then we can provide him an accurate plan.

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yes, sure

right, well as I am copying frequently mail folder to other installs, I am kind of biased to just produce the same on the other end, forgetting someone may have other aims.

If two mail folders should be *merged* instead, different way hast to be taken.
(export and import)

Otto Sykora
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Copy into new folder

If the first copy already has mail in it, then copying the new mail into a new folder inside the mail folder will work just fine. Probably should watch out for the folder names (change the new mail's folder name) to avoid confusion.

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