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BIGEYE

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OK, here's my setup:
  • C drive is SSD
  • D drive is normal HD
  • OS Windows 10
  • Thunderbird is installed on D drive
Now had a problem with my SSD drive yesterday and had to clean it and do a fresh install of Windows 10. D drive was not affected. Thunderbird is still installed on my D drive. I can start TB by double clicking it's application icon in the installation folder. The program starts OK, but I had to put my setup details in again. Unfortunately, all my emails and folders have disappeared. Is there any way at at all I can recover these into Thunderbird

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Normally emails and such are stored in:

C:\Users\<Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\<Profile name>

 

so unless you cleverly moved your own \Users data folder (or your profile) to the D: drive when you originally set up your SSD or Thunderbird then I'm afraid it's toast.

 

http://kb.mozillazin...r_-_Thunderbird


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Also a big portion of T-bird is within the Local folder as well as in Roaming.  Both directories must exist.  Were both Local and Roaming directories on C and not on D?  I'm a Windows 7 user, I'm guessing here, Windows 10 does not offer a choice of keeping or not keeping previous configurations such as: User -- acct name -- AppData -- Local and Roaming directories information just before it re-installs?  There is no Windows.old folder?  If so, advise, there is hope if such a folder still exists.


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