Reformatting And Transferring Thunderbird

I’ve decided a format on my main computer is long overdue. So, that’s what I’m doing all day long. Woohoo!

I found out how to backup Thunderbird email. This worked fine for me. First, note this FAQ note from MozillaZine.

Essentially, all you have to do is take the "Thunderbird" folder from your application data folder (C:\Documents and Settings\{yourLoginIdentity}\Application Data) and copy it. This also works cross-version. I copied it from my main computer (running .7) to my laptop (running 1.0) and everything worked fine. So, it’s that easy.