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Copy one thunderbird mail folder to a new computer

Discussion in 'General Software' started by TonyR, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. TonyR

    TonyR Member

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    I want to copy just the one folder from my PC to my laptop. I've found lots of ways to copy everything, but not just the one folder.

    Can anyone advise how to do this?

    Thanks

    Tony
     
  2. CAPT-Irrelevant

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    Mailbox folders are associated with the mailbox, not the mail client. Just export everything, import onto the other PC, and just remove what you don't need.
     
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    TonyR

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    I found the easy way. On the PC, open thunderbird and go to the account containing the mail folder, settings > server settings and note the mail folder location. Shut thunderbird. Go to the mail folder and find the sub-folder name.mozmsgs folder. Copy that and two files with the same name to the usb stick.

    Repeat the process on the laptop , except copy from the USB stick.

    Of course, do it all over the network if the mail folder is shared.
     

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