Windows 10: moving thunderbird data from C to D

Discus and support moving thunderbird data from C to D in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I want to move all Thunderbird data and settings from C to D (easier back-up). I followed the instructions from Mozilla (moving a profile). I am able... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by PiKo, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. PiKo Win User

    moving thunderbird data from C to D


    I want to move all Thunderbird data and settings from C to D (easier back-up). I followed the instructions from Mozilla (moving a profile).
    I am able to: find the profiles folder, moving the profiles folder, creating a new profile with thunderbird.exe -p, changing the profiles.ini file.
    I tried this several times and all I see is the introductory thunderbird screen and my old settings and old email data donot come up.
    Apparently I miss something, but have no idea what.

    :)
     
  2. JimWynne Win User

    Moving Free Space From D to C

    Think about what you're asking. Let's say you have two buckets--a one-gallon bucket and a two-gallon bucket. The smaller bucket is nearly full of water. The larger bucket has little or no water in it. How can you move the available space in the larger
    bucket to the smaller one? You obviously can't. There are three possible solutions, though: You can pour some of the water in the smaller bucket into the larger one, you can dump some of the water in the smaller bucket down the drain, or you can pour all
    of the water in the smaller bucket into the larger one.
     
    JimWynne, Sep 22, 2017
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  3. Moving Free Space From D to C

    +1

    There is a forth option. Buy a 5 gallon bucket and pour the water from the one gallon into the 5.

    Liked your analogy
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Sep 22, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    moving thunderbird data from C to D

    dalchina, Sep 22, 2017
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  5. PiKo Win User
    Thanks for reaction. In Mozilla Knowledge Base there are many locations where moving, copying, migrating data are treated. They all treat the issue somewhat different. None of them (including the above ref) worked for me and I spent a lot of time trying.
    Just now I found a ref. which treats the issue very clearly, and it worked for me!
    Ref: https://www.lifewire.com/move-thunde...rofile-1173159
    Not only I moved the relevant data to D: but I had, due to Windows problems, to load an earlier Windows image. Due to the move, the email data stayed up-to-date.
     
    PiKo, Apr 5, 2018
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