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# 29631 13-Jan-2009 21:43
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Hi All,

I have a problem that hopefully someone can fix.

I have a HDD in a new PC, that was the primary drive out of a now fried PC. I want to transfer all acounts/settings/emails etc from the old HDD to the new HDD so that I can see all of my emails etc.

I have tried using Mozbackup, and although it seems to back up the emails, it cannot seem to apply them to the new installation.

Any ideas?


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  # 189364 13-Jan-2009 22:09
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I havent used Thunderbird for a little while so they may have changed things but all I used to do was install TBird on the new PC, then just copy the whole dir and profiles etc from the old straight over the new. Worked a charm everytime.




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  # 189756 15-Jan-2009 12:05
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It's not a problem if you're starting from scratch and haven't stored any emails since installing TB. Copying the profile directory is relatively straight forward in that instance.

However, if you've already been using TB on the new HDD, then there will already be emails downloaded into the new profile directory. Which means you'd want to merge the emails and settings from your old HDD (as opposed to overwriting your current setup).

Frankly, merging with TB is a royal pain. But, it can be done - albeit manually.

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