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Importing Thunderbird Mail from WindowsXP to Fedora18 [CLOSED]

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I have retreved the Thunderbird folder from a crashed WindowsXP and now have it on a Fedora 18 /home/user install.

The Fedora install already has Thunderbird installed and New Emails are already in Thunderbird, I want import the Emails from the WindowsXP Thunderbird in with the existing emails already in Fedora Thunderbird. How do I do that ??

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posted Aug 11, 2013 by Jagan Mishra

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There's a profile folder for thunderbird. I believe all you need to do is copy it to the thunderbird folder in your home directory. If you're using something like nautilus or nemo, you'll need to checkmark "show hidden files" in the "view" section. If .hunderbird isn't showing up then run it at least once and then copy over the profile directory, which is usually something default.

answer Aug 11, 2013 by Kumar Mitrasen
Keep in mind that I already have a existing profile and emails on my Fedora Install, doing what you suggest would cause problems with the existing emails I already have
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this is a major mistake because now you have two profiles with messages people are moving their profile folder between machines and different OS'es

you can reuse your whole TB profile which includes account-settings as well as all extisting mails - "~/.thunderbird/profiles.ini" contains the folder which the current profile, in my case a fixed path on a different disk

no idea how to merge the profiles maybe move all the new messages to a IMAP server and replace the
whole linux-tb-profile with the windows ones is the best solution

answer Aug 12, 2013 by Naveena Garg
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