[ubuntu-za] Backing up Thunderbird

Wayne Abroue plettpc at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 04:11:17 UTC 2013

Let me clear up some confusion to my statement. I am not refering to petty
changes or distro changes. MY issue's although very few came with big
Thunderbird version jumps. I.E. A person has not upgraded in a long while
or has a old backup, when restoring the entire Folder, certain things would
refuse to work or even refused to open. This is solved by only restoring
the profile folder.
So by all means back up the entire folder, But when you need to *restore*
you don't need to copy the entire folder, only the profile replacement is


On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 7:32 PM, Bruce Pieterse <dev at otq.za.net> wrote:

> On 13/09/2013 17:49, Lee Sharp wrote:
>> On 09/13/2013 01:13 AM, Wayne Abroue wrote:
>>> I have found in the past by backing up the entire .thunderbird folder
>>> can cause compatibility issues.
>> I have been copying the .thunderbird folder since Gutsy, and brought it
>> over from a Windows machine originally.  Never had an issue with any
>> transfer.
>>             Lee
>>  Same here, I've been doing it since 10.04. Even when I need to roll-back
> a distro version, like recently (13.10 to 13.04), it works.
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