Transferring Thunderbird Mail Accounts: Windows Vs. Linux

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Hi,

One of my clients brought me his PC with Windows 7, so I can migrate it to Linux, e. g. CentOS 7 + KDE. So far I made a backup of all the data, but I wonder how I can migrate the existing Thunderbird account.

An operation I perform quite regularly is replace an existing Linux system (Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, whatever) by CentOS. When Thunderbird is configured, I just backup the whole ~/.thunderbird directory and then restore it on the new installation, which usually works perfectly. Any idea if I do this when moving a desktop installation from Windows 7 to CentOS?

Cheers,

Niki

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2 thoughts on - Transferring Thunderbird Mail Accounts: Windows Vs. Linux

  • Should work just fine.  I was running my computer as a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Linux Mint for a while.  I shared the whole Thunderbird profile directory with both OS’s.  As I recall, the only issue was that the Lightning calendar add-on was OS-specific and would only work on one of the two unless I re-installed it for whichever OS I was on at the time.

    Give it a shot.  Most likely, you’ll only have to re-install an add-on or two for the new OS.


    Bowie

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