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How to move Thunderbird account settings to a new computer

I am changing computers and would like to take the email I currently have in Thunderbird (this includes local folders etc) and transfer everything to the new computer. How do I do this and keep everything intact? (Both computers are windows os)

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Easiest way to do this is to use a tool specifically designed for the job - i use mozbackup, which is a lovely wizard driven backup software which backs up user data including local folders and accounts.

If you want to do it manually for some reason, mozilla knowledge base has a list of what files to move to copy data over to a new profile - your profile files should be in %appdata%/thunderbird/Profiles/.

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The automatic way works for me, thanks for the link and information. –  Lynda May 29 '12 at 1:43

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