How can I restore my backed up thunderbird files after format? Do I just copy the files back where thunderbird store these files? Or must I use import in thunderbird? What is the best way?
Dunno if it's the best way, but this is what I do:
- Run Thunderbird up once on the new system (but don't create any mailboxes). This will create a directory in
~/.thunderbirdwith a generated hash and ".default" appended to the end.
- Extract the backup into the directory.
- Restart Thunderbird. It should find all the restored mailboxes and all the previous settings.