Mozilla Thunderbird transfer from 32 bit to 64 bit

Paul Gear paul at
Wed Jan 20 11:33:45 GMT 2010

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.
You can keep your directory and move from 32-bit to 64-bit without any
problems.  I did it about 3 years ago when i moved to 64-bit, and it has
only become better recently.  You can even share the same Thunderbird
directory between 32- and 64-bit, and it should just work.

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