Mozilla Thunderbird transfer from 32 bit to 64 bit

Mike James mikej01 at
Wed Jan 20 10:51:33 GMT 2010

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 9.10 and I can tell you that the 
.mozilla-thunderbird directory exists in my users home profile. I cant 
imagine why it might not be compatible, but Im not really an expert on 
the subject either. Im happy to run some tests if you like, but I 
suspect it wont be a problem for you. I use it to connect to my gmail 
account with imap which does all my filtering, storage and contacts on 
the server so I didnt bother to copy my local profile.

Brian Ross wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am moving from 32bit Ubuntu to 64 Ubuntu.
> I aim to continue to use Mozilla Thunderbird for my email.
> I assume that the Mozilla Thunderbird on my 64bit system will be 
> different from the Mozilla Thunderbird on my current 32bit system.  
> Therefore I assume that I cannot simply just copy my 
> home/.mozilla-thunderbird from my 32bit to my 64bit system.
> I assume that I will have to start with a fresh new .mozilla-thunderbird 
> directory.
> Please can you give me some feedback on this.
> It would be so much easier just to copy that directory from my 32bit 
> system to my 64bit system.
> Hear from you soon.
> Thanks for your assistance.
> Regards
> Brian Ross

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