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I am going to delete opensuse partition and install a different distro, don't know yet. So I got 265 mails in thunderbird, some of them really important. Can I save ...
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    thunderbird backup email


    I am going to delete opensuse partition and install a different distro, don't know yet. So I got 265 mails in thunderbird, some of them really important. Can I save them somehow or backup them?
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    you can save all emails. look in .thunderbird folder in your Home folder.
    i am a kmail user and i always copy whole .kmail and .mozilla ( for firefox settings) folders and place it in newly installed distro.
    that way you wont loose any email, settings or passwords.

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    Thanks again that was really helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    you can save all emails. look in .thunderbird folder in your Home folder.
    i am a kmail user and i always copy whole .kmail and .mozilla ( for firefox settings) folders and place it in newly installed distro.
    that way you wont loose any email, settings or passwords.

    HTH,
    Casper
    i have been looking through all my stuff under SUSE and i can't seem to find any of it anywhere. i have literally hundreds of emails that i can't afford to lose. under windows i used to know where to look but under linux i am only just learning. need to back them up so that i can rebuild the system

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    in konqeror View>Show Hidden Files and look out for the files with a full stop in front of the name
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