Copying settings to Thunderbird in Linux virtual machines

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Tracey Lowndes
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Post Posted January 9th, 2017, 2:34 pm

I have several Linux distros running in virtual machines in Virtualbox on Windows 7.

My question is - I want to copy my settings from Thunderbird in Windows to Thunderbird in the virtual machines - would copying the Thunderbird profile over from Windows be OK?

Also I want to move to a physical computer with Linux installed in the future - would the procedure be the same?


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Post Posted January 14th, 2017, 12:07 pm

Yes. In general you can use a Windows profile as is under Linux or OS X because there are both relative and absolute path versions of any settings that use paths. Thunderbird tries the relative version first, which avoids the problem of driver letters etc. Usually the only problem is if you have a binary version of an add-on, which you will need to replace. Lightning, enigmail and a few themes have binary versions.

See ... hunderbird for how to move a profile.

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