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Migrating thunderbird settings/configurations

July 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Recently, I needed to configure thunderbird on my ubuntu. Thunderbird on my
windows partition was already configured. So, I thought all I need to do
is do some kind of export from thunderbird in windows and then, import that. But
I couldn’t find any such feature. I googled and tried to find some alternate. Well,
as it turned out there is a great way to go about this.
Thunderbird keeps a directory suffixed with “.profile” which store everthing
related to a user account. You just need to move/copy that directory.

Step 1:
Copy directory from already configured thunderbird

Users/dushyant.bansal/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles/t14ua45w.default/

Step 2:
Copy directory to ubuntu

/home/dushyant.bansal/.thunderbird/

Modify profiles.ini

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=t14ua45w.default

Start thunderbird and see the magic.

PS: I didn’t like the decision to stop thunderbird development.