[CentOS] Transferring Thunderbird mail accounts: Windows vs. Linux

Fri Oct 27 03:38:54 UTC 2017
fred roller <fredroller66 at gmail.com>

dito, I usually just grabbed the ./thunderbird directory and moved it about
regularly.  ofc, b/u before movement.

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at buc.com> wrote:

> On 10/26/2017 12:57 PM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
>> Hi,
>> One of my clients brought me his PC with Windows 7, so I can migrate it
>> to Linux, e. g. CentOS 7 + KDE. So far I made a backup of all the data,
>> but I wonder how I can migrate the existing Thunderbird account.
>> An operation I perform quite regularly is replace an existing Linux
>> system (Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, whatever) by CentOS. When Thunderbird
>> is configured, I just backup the whole ~/.thunderbird directory and then
>> restore it on the new installation, which usually works perfectly. Any
>> idea if I do this when moving a desktop installation from Windows 7 to
>> CentOS?
>> Cheers,
>> Niki
> Should work just fine.  I was running my computer as a dual-boot with
> Windows 7 and Linux Mint for a while.  I shared the whole Thunderbird
> profile directory with both OS's.  As I recall, the only issue was that the
> Lightning calendar add-on was OS-specific and would only work on one of the
> two unless I re-installed it for whichever OS I was on at the time.
> Give it a shot.  Most likely, you'll only have to re-install an add-on or
> two for the new OS.
> --
> Bowie
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