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I want to lock the settings to use by user so that i find my thunderbird installation directory but i couldn't. please help me and tell me the installation directory of thunderbird in ubuntu 12.04.

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What do you mean by I want to lock the settings to use by user? The Thunderbird settings are saved in each user's home folder under the .thunderbird folder – Dan Jun 13 '13 at 8:13… – Qasim Jun 13 '13 at 8:18

Open up the terminal by Ctrl + Alt + T and just type this command:

 cd /home/yourusername/.thunderbird/user.default/

You will find the user's Thunderbird directory there.
And for locking the the settings you may look at Qasim's reply.

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To personalize the settings of Mozilla family use profiles. Here how to use different profiles.

And if you want where exactly profiles are stored, They are in ~/.thunderbird/<Profile name>/ as mozilla messaging support says. Of course in fact the profile is stored in ~/.thunderbird/<some characters>.<Profile name>/. they are some random 8 characters before the profile name which thunderbird chooses. you can access the profile folder by just use cd ~/.thunderbird/*<Profile name>/.

If you just want to know where is the executable file of Thunderbird. use the command whereis thunderbird.

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In fact they are located at ~/.thunderbird/<Profile name>/ – Dan Jun 13 '13 at 8:25
You are right. I have corrected the location. – Mohammad Etemaddar Jun 13 '13 at 8:52

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