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I am a new mac user and would like to move all my thunderbird email to my macbook pro.

How do I do this? How do I find out where T-bird stores the data.

Thanks, Paul

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This handy Thunderbird help document on profiles gives you all the information you need.

  • On Windows Vista/XP/2000, the path is usually %AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\, where xxxxxxxx is a random string of 8 characters. Just browse to C:\Documents and Settings[User Name]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\ on Windows XP/2000 or C:\users[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\ on Windows Vista, and the rest should be obvious.
  • On Windows 95/98/Me, the path is usually C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\
  • On Linux, the path is usually ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/
  • On Mac OS X, the path is usually ~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default/

It also contains information on how to move and backup your profile.

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