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Old 09-23-2011, 21:27   #1
Ragin Cajun
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Move Thunderbird file to Win 7 computer

I just got a nnice new computer with Win 7 ultimate.

I need to move all my Thunderbird E-mail files from the old computer (running XP) to my new one.

I have looked at Mozilla help files and they are of no use.

Anybody know how to do this? HELP!


THANKS!


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Old 09-24-2011, 05:05   #2
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You can do it manually by copying the profile folders over, but the easiest is probably MozBackup. Install and run it on the XP system and create a backup file, you can choose where it will be saved.

Copy that file to the Win7 system using a thumbdrive, CD, or a shared folder if you have one. Install Thunderbird on the Win7, and run it once to create the user folders and set their permissions correctly. Then install and run MozBackup on the Win7 and use 'Restore' to copy your saved XP profile to the new Win7 system.

MozBackup is open source freeware, you can download it from CNET.
http://download.cnet.com/MozBackup/3...-10260383.html
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:47   #3
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You can do it manually by copying the profile folders over, but the easiest is probably MozBackup. Install and run it on the XP system and create a backup file, you can choose where it will be saved.

Copy that file to the Win7 system using a thumbdrive, CD, or a shared folder if you have one. Install Thunderbird on the Win7, and run it once to create the user folders and set their permissions correctly. Then install and run MozBackup on the Win7 and use 'Restore' to copy your saved XP profile to the new Win7 system.

MozBackup is open source freeware, you can download it from CNET.
http://download.cnet.com/MozBackup/3...-10260383.html
THANKS, JimmyN!!

The URL for that program was invalid in the help.

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:17   #4
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You're welcome. Yes, some of their links do get outdated.
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