There's no place like 127.0.0.1 (pleasant_muse) wrote in mozilla, 2010-02-25 18:50:00 There's no place like 127.0.0.1 pleasant_muse mozilla 2010-02-25 18:50:00 Previous Share Next transferring emails I have a bit of Thunderbird email stored on one computer that uses Windows XP and I want to move them to another computer that has Windows Vista.Does anyone know how to do this? Post a new comment Error We will log you in after post We will log you in after post We will log you in after post We will log you in after post We will log you in after post Anonymously switch LiveJournal Facebook Twitter OpenId Google MailRu VKontakte Anonymously default userpic Insert Bold Insert Italic Insert Underline Insert Strikethrough Insert Link Insert LJ User Insert Photo Insert Media Your IP address will be recorded Post a new comment Preview comment Help 7 comments dburr13 February 26 2010, 05:07:39 UTC 6 years ago Collapse Expand New comment You might try MozBackup ...I've taken email from Vista to Win7 with it...I think it'll work fine with XP as well. Reply New comment Deleted comment pleasant_muse February 26 2010, 05:57:11 UTC 6 years ago Collapse Expand New comment MozBackup is FAIL Reply New comment pleasant_muse February 26 2010, 05:20:47 UTC 6 years ago Collapse Expand New comment actually, there is another way, which I will share with you shortly. Reply New comment what I did. pleasant_muse February 26 2010, 06:04:46 UTC 6 years ago Collapse Expand New comment It kinda worked, but failed as well.Here is what I did:I looked up the desired profile that I wanted to import to the new installation of Thunderbird (C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\******.default) and replaced the similar file in the new Thunderbird application. Then I opened the profiles.ini file with notepad and rewrote the name of the profile (the default file) that I want it to open. Everything seemed to work, but it couldn't read the emails, not the ones that were already there nor the ones that I just downloaded off of my server.Not sure what to do now, as I just lost over 1700 NEW emails and I've no clue just what it was that I lost. Reply New comment Re: what I did. pleasant_muse February 26 2010, 06:15:43 UTC 6 years ago Collapse Expand New comment just a question. I deleted the entire Thunderbird installation that I had the 1700 new emails on. I think it is possible to retrieve them, but I wouldn't know how. If I can at least get those back I would be happy. Any suggestions? Reply New comment reddragdiva February 26 2010, 13:09:23 UTC 6 years ago Collapse Expand New comment The hamfisted way is really easy: the various mailbox files (INBOX, etc) are just Berkeley mox files - that is, text files with all the messages one after another!You can just copy these to the new installation (when Thunderbird isn't running) and they'll show up.You should probably compact the mailboxes first, so that the deleted messages are really deleted. Reply New comment reddragdiva February 26 2010, 13:09:58 UTC 6 years ago Collapse Expand New comment Berkeley mbox files, I mean. Reply New comment Post a new comment 7 comments iworshipsatin wrote in mozilla: ←Junk mail controls not working TB 3.0.1 chumducky wrote in mozilla: →Mozilla bug? Fedora bug? Or PEBKAC?