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What is the location of Thunderbird emails?


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted March 09 2007 - 08:40 AM

I am going to attempt to copy my emails from another hard drive that crashed in an attempt to restore all of the emails I had.

I am using windows xp professional with Mozilla Thunderbird as my email program. I am looking for an exact location of the email folders/info on the hard drive eg.... c:program filesmozilla etc

Thanks,
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted March 09 2007 - 09:36 AM

Looks like mine is in:
C:Documents and Settings[your name]Application DataThunderbirdProfilesi0luykru.defaultmail.[mail account]

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted March 09 2007 - 09:46 AM

Neil, make sure you have "Show hidden files and folders" selected in your view preferences or you won't be able to get into the "Application Data" folder.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted March 09 2007 - 04:46 PM

Thanks, I am going to hook up the "dead" hard drive now and see if I can retrieve.
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted March 09 2007 - 08:21 PM

I am pleased to report that I was able to retrieve all of my emails and their folders. Mind you, because of the corruption on the old hard drive, the folders location was renamed and also hidden so it was not easy to find.

Thanks for all of your help
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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted March 10 2007 - 03:51 AM

FYI, another way to find the Application Data folder is the %APPDATA% environment variable. (E.g., type %APPDATA% in the "Run" box and it will take you to the Application Data folder for your profile.) The App. Data folder for all users is "%allusersprofile%Application Data".