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?
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
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.
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.