Ouattara Oumar Aziz
wattazoum at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 05:21:57 UTC 2006
> I was successful in installing Ubuntu after a big fight with my system.
> My PC was more attached to Winxp and would not settle for Ubuntu. Now
> that I installed it, I need to transfer the mails in Thunderbird to the
> copy of Thunderbird in Ubuntu. How do I do this ? Is there a simple
> way to achieve this ?
I suppose you will use a dual boot, right ?
Then you shouldn't try to copy them. there is a better solution. You can
use thunderbird profile manager on windows and/or linux to tell
thunderbird to use the same directory on the 2 OS.
Try typing on the terminal :
then create a new profile and choose your actual profile dir (on windows
Note : It'll be alright if your windows partition is formatted in fat32.
If it's in ntfs, I propose you install ntfs support on linux with
ntfs-3g. look at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009 to see
how to install it easily.
After doing that, all the mail you'll receive on linux , will be
available on windows and vice-versa. However, you'll lose them if you
format your windows partition. Then why not put the profile dir on
another partition and make the setting on the 2 systems so that you'll
never lose your mails ?
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