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Old 02-03-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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Question Moving Thunderbird and Firefox files


I have been using Mandrake 10.1 for some time and was getting pretty good with it. I knew that I should upgrade to a newer version of it, so I started downloading Mandriva 2006. I also wanted to test out Suse Linux as well and just finished burning the Suse 10.0 Evaluation distro.

Here's where my problem begins. I added another drive in my system and installed Suse on that drive. Now I don't know how to access certain files off my other drive that I need. Most of the stuff is pretty easy, but what I want to know if I can do is transfer all my Thunderbird emails and my Address book from the one drive to my new one and add it to this new install of Thunderbird. I also want to know if/how I can get my bookmarks off the old drive and on to this one.

Any input on this would be great. There are files that I need and can't get them back. I can't boot back to the Mandrake drive because it does not show up on the boot screen.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 03:29 PM   #2
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Bookmarks are easy; just "cp <old home dir>/.firefox/profiles/<profile name>/bookmarks.html ~/.firefox/profiles/<profile name>/"

Thunderbird, on the other hand will probably be more painful. I tried with my mother's emails once (in windows) and couldn't get anywhere.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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Thanks. I was able to get my bookmarks back. Now the more important part is the email and address book from Thunderbird.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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So I tried something. I went to the .Thunderbird directory on my old drive and copied everything inside of the user folder and pasted it in the new drive. Thunderbird didn't work anymore so I redownloaded it through Yast2 and restaarted the session. I now have all my old emails, address book and attachments that I needed. I did have one email in my new Thunderbird install before I moved the other files. When I launched Thunderbird it was messed up. That email wasn't important at all so I just deleted it. If anyone has to do this, maybe forward all your important emails to another account and send them back to your Thunderbird email once it is all working again.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 04:28 PM   #5
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The Thunderbird website has steps to follow to resolve the profile issues. I followed them when I messed mine up.

This link http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/ is where you can start.
 
  


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