How to move Thunderbird account settings to a new computer
I am changing computers and would like to take the email I currently have in Thunderbird (this includes local folders etc) and transfer everything to the new computer. How do I do this and keep everything intact? (Both computers are windows os)
Easiest way to do this is to use a tool specifically designed for the job – i use mozbackup, which is a lovely wizard driven backup software which backs up user data including local folders and accounts.
If you want to do it manually for some reason, mozilla knowledge base has a list of what files to move to copy data over to a new profile – your profile files should be in %appdata%/thunderbird/Profiles/.