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Restore backup Thunderbird mail/calendar

Posted on 2011-03-08
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I'm wondering why when I transfer all my mail and imap profile settings into thunderbird that it doesn't create an Thunderbird account. Do I need to reboot or do something else?

Here are some snapshots:

Here is my thunderbird sqlite file for the calendar but I don't see my calendar as updated:
http://tutorialref.com/images/thunderbird-calendar-backup-sqlite-not-working.png

Here my thunderbird accounts are not created even though I have all the files transferred to the folder:
http://tutorialref.com/images/thunderbird-mail-not-created-in-accounts-after-import-backup.png

Here is my IMAP folder with the files but the IMAP accounts are not showing. The POP accounts are showing up in Thunderbird but no accounts are created when I view Tools->Account Settings:
http://tutorialref.com/images/thunderbird-imap-mail-backup-folder.png

What else do I need to do?

Much thanks,
Victor
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ElrondCT earned 500 total points
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When you say you transferred the settings into TB, did you simply copy the files/folders to TB's folder structure, or did you first go through the process IN THUNDERBIRD to set up a new account? For the calendar, is this the Lightning Add-on? Have you installed it on this computer? (Check Tools menu, Add-ons, and see if it's in the list.) Where are you transferring this from? Another computer that used TB?

See http://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/Configure+an+account for the steps to set up a new email account in TB.
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by:Victor Kimura
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Hi ElcondCT,

I had to copy the entire folder and subfolders. I think II missed some files/folders/.

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