Backup and restore Thunderbird in Linux

Backup and restore Thunderbird in Linux

Backup and restore Thunderbird in Linux

Backup :

  • Close Mozilla Thunderbird if it is running.
  • Go to Home folder, and make sure to to tick show hidden files(CTRL + H)
  • Find .thunderbird folder and enter inside it and copy the contents of /.thunderbird/XXXXX.default/
    Now Mozilla Thundebird mail client backup is ready from Linux system.

Restore :

  • Close Mozilla Thunderbird if it is running.
  • Go to Home folder, and make sure to to tick show hidden files(CTRL + H)
  • Find .thunderbird folder and enter inside it and paste the contents (backup copied from the other machine) /.thunderbird/XXXXX.default/
  • Replace and merge all the files/folders in this location
  • Now open Mozilla Thunderbird mail client. You will find all your mails as it is.