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Thunderbird folder names

By Blackcurrant ·

I am currently using Thunderbird, and I would like to archive some of my mail folders. I need to find out how to determine the true folder names as they would appear if viewed through My Computer. I want to be able to copy the folder to CD, so I can restore it later.

When I used to use Pegasus Mail, I would right-click a folder and select 'folder properties' which would give the filename/size/attributes. Doing the same in Thunderbird simply results in the name of the folder, which I already knew..., and the encoding.

Does anyone know how to do this?

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by Jaqui In reply to Thunderbird folder names

C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\j4419g5k.slt\Mail

just copy that entire folder, to save the inbox etc.
to save entire account settings.
copy this entire folder tree:
C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi Jaqui, thanks again for answering.

I was a bit confused as I had moved my mailbox (when I had been using OE), to a custom location . The path you suggested was very similar. The folders were located off:

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\kl0e2ise.default\Mail\Local Folders

and there they were, all named just as they are in the application. Sweet!

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