How to create backup for Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 in Windows Vista?
The profile, in Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7, gets automatically created on your computer automatically when you install the software. Until and unless you create a new profile with Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7, this profile will continue working. This profile stores different types of data including your local mail and copies of messages from the mail server. Moreover, it also stores any changes made to the account settings and to the toolbar.
Where will this profile be stored?
Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 profile files reside differently from the program files. You cannot change program files unless you upgrade the application version of Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7. Because profile files and program files are stored in different locations, you will not lose copies your mails and messages stored in profile when you upgrade Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 to any newer version. However, it is important to keep backup of profiles so that you do not lose settings, contacts and messages if your system crashes, virus or malware infects your computer, or the hard disk drive crashes.
The process of creating backup of Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 in Windows Vista is super easy and requires a few steps to perform. Follow these steps to create backup of Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7:
- Close Thunderbird
- Click on ‘Start’ and in the search box type ‘%APPDATA%\Thunderbird\’ and press ‘Enter’
- Right-click the ‘Profiles’ folder and select ‘Copy’ from the menu that appears
- Navigate to the folder you want to save the backup to and right-click in its window, then select ‘Paste’ from the menu that appears
Thus, you can create backup of Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 in Windows Vista. To understand these steps better, click this link and watch the video that shows windows and messages involved in the process of taking backup.
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