[ubuntu-za] Backing up Thunderbird

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Fri Sep 13 06:26:51 UTC 2013


Wayne, please excuse my ignorance, what is the difference between the 
.thunderbird folder in the Home Folder and the profile folder?

On 13/09/2013 08:13, Wayne Abroue wrote:
> I have found in the past by backing up the entire .thunderbird folder 
> can cause compatibility issues.
>
> What I do is copy the profile folder only, then just change the 
> profile name in the text file after.
>
> Wayne A
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net 
> <mailto:jan at verslank.net>> wrote:
>
>     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 entries.
>
>
>
>     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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