Locate your profile folder - Thunderbird

by Sanju 2010-02-12 16:28:00

Locate your profile folder



Before the configuration files are presented, you should know how to find your profile folder, which is where 
Thunderbird saves all your settings on your hard drive.

* On Windows Vista/XP/2000, the path is usually %AppData%ThunderbirdProfilesxxxxxxxx.default, where xxxxxxxx is a random string of 8
characters. Just browse to CVery Happy
ocuments and Settings[User Name]Application DataThunderbirdProfiles on Windows XP/2000 or C:users[User
Name]AppDataRoamingThunderbirdProfiles on Windows Vista, and the rest should be obvious.

* On Windows 95/98/Me, the path is usually C:WINDOWSApplication DataThunderbirdProfilesxxxxxxxx.default

* On Linux, the path is usually ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/

* On Mac OS X, the path is usually ~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default/

%AppData% is a shorthand for the Application Data path on Windows 2000/XP/Vista.
To use it, click Start > Run... (use the search box on Vista), enter %AppData% and press Enter.
You will be taken to the "real" folder, which is normally CVery Happy
ocuments and Settings[User Name]Application Data on Windows XP/2000,
C:users[User Name]AppDataRoaming on Windows Vista.


Thunderbird is capable of handling more than one user and thus, more than one profile. The path examples above
refers to the default profile that is automatically created when you start Thunderbird for the first time. You can
manage any number of profiles by using the Profile Manager.


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