Thunderbird Portable to Full Thunderbird
Posted on 2014-09-16
I have a fully working Thunderbird Portable program on a USB drive.
I also have a laptop running Windows 7. I want to install the full version of Thunderbird on it and then transfer my emails, addresses, etc. from the Portable program on the USB drive to the full version on the laptop.
So far, I've posted this problem to various forums and plowed through much info on Mozilla's pages that mention this type of transfer and I have been unable to find any clear, step-by-step help.
I have encountered references to files with addresses that don't exist in Win 7. I have simply moved all the folders from USB to laptop, but that was not the answer. I'm stymied.
So here I am at Experts-Exchange, as I have been before, but this time, I have some requirements to save me and anywho who replies a lot of time and work.
First, I do NOT want to be referred to ANY "how-to" pages online. Many refer to addresses that do not apply to WIn 7, and many are dated as well.
Next, what I DO hope to get here is a very specific step-by-step solution saying "do this, do that," etc.
I realize this may sound a bit cranky, but so be it. I have wasted a lot of time on what was described as a simple, straightforward bit of work. And I understand that, failing any solution, I may simply have to perform a labor-intensive manual rebuilding---if that's even possible.