Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-22-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 10.04 x64
Posts: 85

Rep: Reputation: 15
Can I use the same data folder for Thunderbird in linux and windows?

I want thunderbird to use the same folder for all its info. In thunderbird(linux) there is a option in the preference to change the directory folder. If install thunderbird in windows and make the directory there the main one and I point thunderbird in linux to the windows directory will I have to do any tweaking to get it to work?

Reason: I use ubuntu 90% of the time but when I run windows when I game I want to be able to check my email and not have both OS missing emails. I know I can move there 3434343default folder over and TB will pick it up but that will be a hassle to do it everyday.
Old 05-22-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 107

Rep: Reputation: 19
You can make your thunderbird directory available on a samba share to both windows and linux, so theoretically it should be possible. I never tried it like that, though, so you should let us know if and how it worked in the end.

Linux Archive

Last edited by soleilarw; 06-18-2009 at 05:12 AM.
Old 05-23-2009, 01:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Nagpur, India
Distribution: Cent OS 5/6, Ubuntu Server 10.04
Posts: 4,629

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
This might be possible. Now samba should not come into picture as it seems you are dual booting Ubuntu and windows. Thunderbird has recently put the support for pst files in the newer version. So, theoretically it should be possible.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving from Thunderbird in Windows to Thunderbird in Linux pnh73 Linux - Software 14 11-05-2011 10:24 AM
Importing Windows Thunderbird to Linux Thunderbird NaughtyMonkey Linux - Desktop 1 07-11-2007 05:54 PM
Importing Thunderbird(Windows) to Thunderbird(Linux) NomadABC Linux - Software 9 07-19-2006 02:30 AM
Copying MySQL data folder from Windows to Linux anjanesh Linux - General 2 05-09-2006 07:38 AM
Burn Data DVD... Read Data in Linux and Windows SaintStrive Linux - Newbie 3 09-18-2004 06:04 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration