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Old 02-01-2004, 06:56 PM   #1
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Thunderbird Directories?

I have Knoppix 3.3 installed on HDD.
Thunderbird was acquired via apt-get -t unstable install,

My question is; I want to back up the main file so I can install it when I install knoppix on another machine. Is this possible and where is it? or is the file broken up on install.

Any replies in noob speak please.
Old 02-02-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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You need to view your home directory using konqueror and select show hidden files. You will find a directory called .thunderbird and this is the directory you need to back up as it has all your mail in it. If you browse it there is another directory, browse that and you will find your mail account(s). Once you have backed up this file you should be able to reinstall Thunderbird on any pc and then replace the installed .thunderbird directory with the one you have backed up. It should work as your original machine did, showing all your mail.

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Old 02-03-2004, 06:34 AM   #3
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Thanks atko,
Sorry I should have explained my question better,

I want to back up the program more so than my mail,
when I moved Firebird from RH9 to Knoppix, it was easy it was one main file and I just put it in the usr directory and apart from also copying over the mail file to my home directory, that was it. Thunderbird appears to have spread it self over several directories. So I was wondering if there was just one main file I could back up.


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