I want to transfer Thunderbird Profile on Win7 to thunderbird (17) Ubuntu 12.04. I already copied the profile folder from Windows to Ubuntu and modified progile.ini on the ubuntu machine to include
Path=(the name of the transfered profile folder)
I think the problem is that the Win. TB profile content (files and folder structure) look VERY different that the that of the unbuntu TB profile's that was created on installation. The Ubuntu install is new where as the Win TB has undergone many updates. Seems the system for profile storage has changed drastically.
I tried to start TB in safe mode but could't get the path correct to start TB in the terminal with the -safe-mode switch.
What can I do?
I did not succeed but I'm not sure the exact procedure. Not sure what options to set in the extension nor am I sure which import choice to use. I went to the ImportExportTool web sight and sent an email to the them asking for clarification on how to do this. It read:
"I'm not having much luck with using ImportExportTool for profile transfer. I have 2 laptops (1) win7 with Tunderbird (TB) 17 and (2) Unbuntu 12.04 with TB 17. I've tried exporting from (1) to use to set up (2) but all I got was a lot of empty folder under inbox including folders named "extensions" and lots of other non-mailbox titles.
Do you have a reference URL that explains how to do this correctly including the correct options to set in ImportExportTool?"
May they can help.