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I currently have an Ubuntu work machine, where I'm using Thunderbird as my mail client. How can I export my mail/contacts/etc. to a Windows machine, that is also running Thunderbird.

I know that normally, you can just copy .thunderbird, on Linux, but I'm not sure if the Windows version has a similar folder.

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The same structure of files exists, however it's possible some file may have hardcoded file paths in them.

The following resources, although not directly addressing Ubuntu -> Windows migration, have extensive documentation about moving Thunderbird profiles, they should help determining what is needed:

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