Mail File Location in Mozilla® Thunderbird
Tips on how to locate the mail file location in Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird is used to store a user's personal information in a unique profile. If you open Mozilla Thunderbird application for the first time, it would automatically create a default profile. You can use Profile Manager to create additional profile. In profile folder, it contains the settings which forms a profile. Mozilla Thunderbird has the ability to store all personal information like messages, address books and configuration settings in a folder called the profile. Mbox is the standard file plaintext format used in Mozilla Thunderbird mail. Each mail folder stored as two files, one file with extension and another without extension. For mail files, it does not contain any kind of extension. .msf extension is used as an index to the mail file. It is better that tell the other programs to import mail from other files with no extension.
Here are some tips to locate mail file location in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Search the file
- Using Error Console
- Using Run option
Search the file
In order to find the location of the mail file location you need to search the file. In order to search the file you need to open Start button and select Search option. In the search Result window you need to scroll down and click ‘More advanced option’. Then, you need to check the boxes labeled Search System Folders, ‘Search hidden files and folders’, and ‘Search subfolders’. It would list the mail file. So you could easily locate it.
Using Error Console
In Mozilla Thunderbird windows, you need to use 'Tool' option and select 'Error Console'. Then, you need to copy and paste the following program code Components.classes['@mozilla.org/file/directory_service;1'].getService (Components.interfaces.nsIProperties).get('ProfD',Components.interfaces.nsIFile).path in the field near the top of the Error Console. After pasting this code you need to click on the ‘Evaluate’ button.
You could use Run option to locate the mail file location. In order to use Run option, you need to open Start button and select Run option. Then, you need to type %APPDATA% in the Run text box and press 'OK' button. It would display the Windows Explorer window. From the Windows Explorer window, you need to choose Mozilla Thunderbird and select Profiles.
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