Learn why taking a backup of Mozilla® Thunderbird® is important
Learn about the tips and need to take a backup of Mozilla Thunderbird.
Mozilla Thunderbird an e-mail client from Mozilla. This e-mail client has got many improved features and benefits in comparison to other e-mail clients. It could be used for many innovative applications. This e-mail client has got advanced message filtering and e-mail security. This e-mail client would store all the e-mails and the profiles in the default directory of the Mozilla Thunderbird. It would be better to maintain a backup copy of this in order to avoid data loss.
Learn about the importance of taking backup of Mozilla Thunderbird. Also, get tips on how to take the backup:
- Need of taking backup of Mozilla Thunderbird
- Manual backup
- Using MozBackup utility
Need of taking backup of Mozilla Thunderbird
There are chances that hard drive crash would happen in the system. In such situations, it would be difficult to recover the files and the data present in the system. This crash would also cause loss of all the information present in the Mozilla Thunderbird. So, it would be better to keep a backup copy of Mozilla Thunderbird. You have to backup the complete parent folder of Mozilla Thunderbird. You could use this backup copy to restore the Thunderbird even after losing all the data.
Firstly, exit the Mozilla Thunderbird. In order to do that click File at the top and then Exit. You have to locate the Application Data directory on hard drive. So you would type %AppData% in the Run and click OK. Then you would double click the Thunderbird or the Mozilla and this would depend on Windows versions. After doing that, you would double click Profiles directory. In that you could find a folder which is named with a series of random characters. This is the profile directory of Mozilla Thunderbird. Then you would copy that file and then paste that folder to the location where you want to back up Mozilla Thunderbird. This might be any location in the system or removable media like CD, USB etc.
MozBackup is a utility used to backup Mozilla Thunderbird. You need to download and install that and open that utility. In the welcome screen you would click Next. In the Operation Type screen, you have to select Backup a profile. Then you would choose Thunderbird from the list of programs there and click Next. Then Profile selection screen would appear. This would allow you to select profile to backup. In most of the cases you would see the Default option. Select that and click Browse. You have to find the location for backup. You could also have option to password protect the file. In the next screen you need to pick the files that you need to backup and click Next. Thus it would backup Mozilla Thunderbird files where you like.
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