[ubuntu-za] moving thunderbird linux to windows
dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Wed Jul 15 14:00:31 BST 2009
Craig A. Adams wrote:
> 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
That sounds almost like I have it, basically I just copy my Thunderbird
folders in windows under documents and settings to make a backup,
Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Thunderbird
Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Thunderbird
With those two folders copied even my passwords still work
> 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
>> 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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