[ubuntu-za] Backing up Thunderbird

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Fri Sep 13 06:09:54 UTC 2013

Hi Wikus, I have been backing up my .thunderbird folder before a fresh 
install for some time and it works like a dream. Just re-install the 
folder into your Home folder before you open Thunderbird and everything 
is there. No more loss of contacts, settings, mails or even calendar 

On 13/09/2013 08:03, Wikus wrote:
> Morning everyone ,
> What folder should I backup if I want to backup everything of 
> thunderbird ( mail folders , contacts , account settings ) ?
> Am I correct in assuming that the ~/.Thunderbird folder contains 
> everything ?
> If I copy that folder back after a re-install will everything be there 
> ? Or is there any other folders thunderbird use
> for my data that I should backup as well ?
> Thank you
> - Wikus

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