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Post Posted August 27th, 2017, 3:43 am

Hi !

My old laptop has passed away,(RIP) but HDD survived, as few times before i transferred my Tunderbird catalogue on to the AppData catalogue to get everything across.
When I start the tunderbird everything is transferred OK apart from the attached pictures! ](*,) they seems to be corrupted or missing completely.

I tried combination of old backup with elements of new one and one before t ransfers ok (its 3 years old) i would love to get the current backup running.

Any ideas??

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Post Posted August 27th, 2017, 4:55 am

Thunderbird claims to be able to store attachments separately from the messages, but that usually doesn't work for most people (the optional setting is ignored and the attachments are still part of the mail message). Were your attachments stored separately?

Did you copy your entire profile when you moved your "Tunderbird catalogue"?

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Move_to_a_new_PC
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_your_p ... hunderbird

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Post Posted August 27th, 2017, 5:58 am

Yes the one located in users\AppData.
The 3 years old backup when copied works fine and attachments are there but when i copied up to date one all pictures getting corrupted.
I also tried to mix end match both but without no luck.
Where in this catalogue can i find address book ( If i can transfer it then manually i may try to merge both backups)?

I love the app but the backup facilities are relay poor specially after sudden death of equipment.

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Post Posted August 28th, 2017, 10:17 am

*.mab files are the address books. They're stored in the top of the profile directory. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_addres ... n_profiles

Thunderbird deliberately doesn't provide a backup facility, it relies upon you using whatever you use for the operating system/other apps. The ImportExportTools add-on has a built-in backup facility. It can use the Windows Scheduler to schedule backups. It might be useful if you have a external hard drive, flash drive or a file share that you can backup to.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup

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