[ubuntu-za] moving thunderbird linux to windows

Craig A. Adams craigaa at karg.co.za
Wed Jul 15 12:49:23 BST 2009

Hi Bruno,

You will probably find that the problem boils down to the profile.ini

You must make sure that your profile.ini in Windows points to the
correct location.

The profile.ini on GNU/Linux uses Unix &/or relative paths eg
"/home/username/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default". On Windows you
need to enter the full Windows path to the profile folder eg "C:
\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles
\xxxxxxxx.default" whilst making sure that "IsRelative=0".

So, if you copied the profile from GNU/Linux to Windows and overwrote
the profile.ini file, you will need to fix it on Windows in order for it
to work. Once your profile.ini is correct, all you need to do is sync
the actual profile directory.

Kindest Regards

Craig A. Adams

On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 10:29 +0200, Bruno Mondego Marques wrote:
> well... a few weeks ago, i sent an email, asking about migrating
> thunderbird from linux to windows for a friend of mine.... and got a few
> ideas...
> i located the profile folder in linux, located in .thunderbird or something
> and located the profile folder in windows....
> what i did, was i copied the folder inside the profile folder, and pasted
> it inside the profile folder in windows... tried running thunderbird and
> nothing happened...
> tried copying the contents of the profile folder and pasting them inside
> an already existing profile folder in windows... runned thunderbird and
> nothing happened aswell..
> what could i be doing wrong?
> best regards
> Bruno Marques

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