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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 12:55 pm

I want to save some TB emails to a desktop folder. When I do they all have the TB icon. Is there a way to change that icon to something or is this the way they will have to be. I am using windows 7 and TB is up to date

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 1:35 pm

You can save emails as .pdf files

Go to File > Print Preview and check layout / size etc
Then Print - select Microsoft Print to pdf (if you have it as built-in) or download free program, like CutePDFWriter (https://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp)
Then save document in the prefered folder with suitable file name etc.

Others may have more suggestions but this is certainly a useful method

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 4:39 pm

How are you saving those messages? If you are viewing a message and use menu path File->Save as->File you can select the file format to which that message will be saved. Options include EML, TXT and HTML.

For what purpose(s) are you saving the messages? That might tells us which other options might be useful to you.

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Post Posted September 29th, 2019, 6:17 am

I am saving the emails in"save as". I tried HTML and it was all gibberish. Could not read it. They are scrapbooking ideas with a lot of graphics and the other folder is recipes.

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Post Posted September 29th, 2019, 6:20 am

Files saved in HTML format can be opened and viewed with Firefox.

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Post Posted September 29th, 2019, 12:39 pm

I do use Firefox. Could not make any sense out of them.

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Post Posted September 29th, 2019, 4:27 pm

The problem with saving them in HTML is it might not save the associated images. You typically use a .mhtml file to save the complete page. I don't think the ImportExportTools (or the newer ImportExportToolsNG) add-on supports that. You could save it as a .eml file but that usually requires some email client to view it. Saving it as a .pdf file is probably the most practical solution.

NitroPDF is another free pdf editor that adds a print queue to print a file as a .pdf file. https://www.snapfiles.com/get/nitropdf.html

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Post Posted September 29th, 2019, 5:12 pm

I have no trouble with the files themselves. I wanted to know if I could just change the thunderbird icon that opens the file to something else.Is this possible?

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Post Posted September 29th, 2019, 6:31 pm

It depends upon what version of windows you are using. You appear to be using Windows 7 (based on the user agent string from your browser, when you posted)

In Windows 10 there is a change icon button in the properties for the Thunderbird shortcut when its on the toolbar. That button is gone when you have a shortcut on the desktop. Ditto for the file in file explorer. However, for windows 7 that button might still be available. See https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13631/c ... and-vista/

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Post Posted September 30th, 2019, 2:27 pm

Yes I use windows 7 and I know I can change the icons on the desktop in properties,but that option is not available in the folders. I will just leave them as they are. There doesnt seem to be a way to change them. Thanks to all who offered help

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