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mozzilla thunderbird, relocation of profile file

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hello. i have read a few articles on how to do this but some are a bit complicated and or don,t work. i have fire fox which i absolutely love (just miss not being able to cast) my wife has Thunderbird,we have made a few donations to help out. i use outlook in office because i had a business and it had a lot more going for it then Thunderbird (sorry) .

anyway to the question is there a straight way of relocating the profile folder for Thunderbird on an external drive so if i format drive c: or get another MB or Drive it will be on this back up drive?

In office i just have to find the PST file then relocate it then go into options and accounts and add it to the system and then make it the default delivery file so i am not worried about drive c: at all, so i wish to move the Thunderbird profile folder to the new drive which i have done then i open Thunderbird open tools/server account and do the stuff other people suggested, open the profile folder box, get the location,close down Thunderbird, go up to the roaming tab click on that it opens and then i paste the folder i copied, close everything down then restart Thunderbird but it always seems to open a new profile with new numbers back in the original place under user/appdata/thunderbird/profiles etc.

i have no old mail showing so i close everything down and reverse the process and it all works fine again but i'm still on drive c:. Please note this external drive DOES not have Thunderbird on it i just want to use this drive as a back-up but were my mail will continually be placed. i hope you can understand what i am trying to achieve. Cheers Garry

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On behalf of the Thunderbird development community, thank you for donating!

The best article on moving your Thunderbird profile is Moving Thunderbird Data to a New Computer

Another article is Profiles - Where Thunderbird stores your messages and other user data in case you need more information.


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