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Old 08-01-2016, 12:59 PM   #16
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That is right, I use IMAP. Oh, I see what you mean. I store my mails strictly locally and delete them on the server.

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Old 08-01-2016, 01:16 PM   #17
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Ok gotcha. So then same process, but just add 2 steps. Make sure thunderbird is closed before starting.

- rename the Local Folders on the new computer to Local Folders.backup
- Copy the old Local Folders folder to the new computer.

the Local Folders folder is located at:
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/home/erik/.thunderbird/gibberish.default/Mail/Local Folders

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Old 08-01-2016, 01:23 PM   #18
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thu...rtexporttools/

found this. I've never used it before though.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 05:17 AM   #19
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Ok gotcha. So then same process, but just add 2 steps. Make sure thunderbird is closed before starting.

- rename the Local Folders on the new computer to Local Folders.backup
- Copy the old Local Folders folder to the new computer.

the Local Folders folder is located at:
Code:
/home/erik/.thunderbird/gibberish.default/Mail/Local Folders
I'll try it tomorrow evening at the earliest, I'm travelling today.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 05:18 AM   #20
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thu...rtexporttools/

found this. I've never used it before though.
I have those, they are meant to im-/export external "mbox" files.
 
Old 08-04-2016, 01:01 PM   #21
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Tried it. No luck .
 
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hmm.. Well maybe you can try moving the folders out of the local folders and put them under your inbox. This should upload to email server and then on the new computer it will download under your inbox.
 
Old 08-06-2016, 11:28 AM   #23
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I took backups of the whole <gibberish> directory, so I don't know what and how(!) to move under the inbox, sorry.
 
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I took backups of the whole <gibberish> directory, so I don't know what and how(!) to move under the inbox, sorry.
Sorry i assumed that the old machine was still up, thus moving folders in the Thunderbird gui from Local to imap inbox would upload to server, then download to imap inbox on new machine. but this is not the case as you mentioned you have backups only.

Ok, instead of copying the entire (and inclusive of) the Local Folders folder, try just copying the contents of the Local Folders. For example mine looks like this:

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erik@mycomputer:~$ cd .icedove/8xwgudce.default/Mail/Local\ Folders/
erik@mycomputer:~/.icedove/8xwgudce.default/Mail/Local Folders$ ls
personal junk  personal junk.msf  Trash  Trash.msf  Unsent Messages  Unsent Messages.msf  work stuff  work stuff.msf
first take out the files that are in there currently (mv somewhere else), then put the old ones in this place.

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http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_you...n_(Thunderbird)

This may help as well.
 
Old 08-12-2016, 10:10 AM   #26
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... Ok, instead of copying the entire (and inclusive of) the Local Folders folder, try just copying the contents of the Local Folders. ... First take out the files that are in there currently (cp somewhere else), then put the old ones in this place.
Yesss -- that was it. Solved. Thank you for your help, patience and perseverance. I'll mark this thread now as solved. .
 
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You're welcome. Happy to help.
 
  


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