How to restore thunderbird profile in ubuntu

Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail client and developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Backup thunderbird profile:

Open the Thunderbird program. Click the menu button. And go to Help -> Troubleshooting Information.
In the new Troubleshooting Information window, click the Show Folder (in windows) or Open Directory (in Ubuntu) button. It will open the thunderbird current profile folder. Just exit the thunderbird program and copy all files from thunderbird profile folder.

thunderbird backup

thunderbird Troubleshooting Information

Troubleshooting Information Thunderbird_

Restore thunderbird profile in ubuntu:

Close thunderbird program from ubuntu. Open your terminal. To open terminal click the Dash home from unity launcher.And type terminal in the search field.And click Terminal.

terminal

Type the below command in the terminal and hit enter

thunderbird -profilemanager

thunderbird-profilemanager

Thunderbird Profile Manager will open.

Thunderbird Profile Manager

Click on Create profile button to create a new profile.

Create Profile Wizard thunderbird

Enter the some profile name and then click finish.

If you decide to set up Thunderbird with more than one profile, uncheck the Don’t Ask At Startup box.Open the Thunderbird program. Click the menu button. And go to Help -> Troubleshooting Information.
In the new Troubleshooting Information window, click the Open Directory button.

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Troubleshooting Information Thunderbird_

It will open the thunderbird current profile folder. Then close thunderbird program from ubuntu and paste all copied data from your old profile to this folder. Restoration of your thunderbird email profile is now complete.Just Restart thunderbird.

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