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Added: 12.02.2020 14:13:28 Last updated: 21.02.2020 12:51:41
This guide shows you how to backup your profile and e-mails in Thunderbird for Windows.
There is no easy way to easily backup the data inside Thunderbird as it is in Outlook.
PS: If your email account was set up with IMAP, you should first check your settings that Thunderbird synchronizes all messages regardless of age. Otherwise, e-mail and content will be lost when exporting.
This can be found in account settings in the "Synchronization and Storage" tab. By default in the latest versions, it is set in Thunderbird that all messages are retained as shown in the image below.
There are three different ways to backup Thunderbird e-mail.
Below we have listed two alternatives to what will be shown in the guide below.
Copy the profile to Thunderbird.
This guide assumes that Thunderbird is started on your Windows machine.
Press on "Open folder" to open the profile folder in Explorer.
Explorer will open in the profile you are in. Normally this is the default profile, but in our case we have created a new profile.
Press "Profiles" to open a folder.
Make a copy of the folder and place it somewhere else on the machine.
We have now gone through how to backup you profile folder with it's content.