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jdcollier
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Move Accounts and Settings from Portable to Desktop Machine

I have a 7 to 8 accounts and all their settings created on the portable apps version of Thunderbird on a USB. I am wanting to move that data to my Desktop PC (new machine) where I've installed a fresh copy of Thunderbird. The new machine doesn't seem to detect that data.

Shouldn't it if the USB is connected to the same PC?

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Settings copying

You need to have the settings copied in the correct location. See here, but do the reverse of what's instructed: https://portableapps.com/support/thunderbird_portable#local_profile

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That did not appear to make a

That did not appear to make a difference. Do I need to reboot the machine? Hope I don't have to enter all that scratch again.

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Question

Can someone tell me why there isnt just a simple merge tool that recognizes a portable version from a desktop version and import or export accordingly? I copied the portable version to my desktop and then opened my desktop version and went to import and it doesn't see squat.

Any ideas?

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