Import old Thunderbird mail into Thunderbird

Posted on 2004-11-28
Last Modified: 2009-12-20
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read up on my post.  I recently had to backup my data and reformat my data due to a corrupt XP.  I've configured thunderbird now so it has my POP3 settings, but I still don't have my old mail.  I was wondering how I go about recovering my old mail as I backed-uped the entire old C drive, and have all the data that was there before.  I suspect I have to search the harddrive for a specific file, but don't know what the extension is.  Thank you for your help and good luck!  I also may not be able to get back immediatley because it's getting towards night over here, so just be prepared.  Thank you
Question by:T-Snipez
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    right click local folders > properties

    the default location is C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\litaqgwk.default\Mail\Local Folders

    hope that guides you enough to find your old mail
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    Thanks for the suggestion!  Sorry it took me so long to get back, buy I will try it out and get back ASAP.  If I have any probs I'll let ya know.  Keep up the good work

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