Thunderbird mails recovery

Ouattara Oumar Aziz wattazoum at
Sat Oct 21 08:35:24 UTC 2006

> Hi
> I lost my thunderbird mails as I had to install Ubuntu afresh on a new 
> partition.  How do I restore the mails in the new thunderbird 
> installation ?  When I try to copy the original profile and local store 
> folder, I get all the folders intact but I am not able to see the mails 
> inside.

Use on the Shell,
~# mozilla-thunderbird -ProfileManager

Then create a new profile, and sellect your backed up profile folder. 
Then you'll have all your extensions and settings in this profile. I 
suggest, you move your Profile folder on another partition than Your 
OS(es) one so that you won't lose it.

> Is there any utility like Thunderstor in Ubuntu ?
I heard about a plugin which does backup your mail but I don't remeber 
the name. Look on Thunderbird website.


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