I am almost finished "rebuilding" and reinstalling the programs I had on a Windows 7 computer onto another computer running Windows 7. Just about everything has gone smoothly. I saved my Thunderbird profile, and I think Thunderbird saved my emails and other related data which I would like to restore on the new computer. I see some file with odd numbers which may be the Thunderbird profiles folder, assigned that name by Thunderbird.
I have looked at the explanation of "Moving Thunderbird Data to a New Computer" on the Thunderbird website, and have to say that I simply do not understand much of ANYTHING they are telling me to do. I have tried to follow these instructions and it seems that what they say and what I see are two very different things.
What I want to do doesn't appear to be a terribly difficult thing, but I am honestly lost at trying to dope out what I should REALLY do. I get the sense that it's supposed to be simple, but it also reminds me of that old joke of asking an engineer "What time is it?" and he starts telling you how to build a clock.
So, experts, in asking you for help, I'd like you to pretend that I am able to open folders and do the most elementary of computer tasks, maybe just one step above having to be told where the "g" key is on the keyboard. Perhaps "total dummy but not entirely hopeless" would be a good picture of me from which you can guide me to get this rectified.
By the way, why "high" priority? Because I've tried to fix this off and on for three days now and I'm getting to the point where a reasonable solution is starting to appear like throwing the computer off the roof, being careful to make sure it hits the concrete below.