Solved how to transfer email in c drive to f drive

March 7, 2018 at 13:04:53
Specs: Windows 10
I have 2 email accounts on my C drive and I want to move all of my emails now on account 1 to a stick, How do I do that?

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#1
March 7, 2018 at 13:27:47
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What email client are you using?

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#2
March 7, 2018 at 13:43:47
Mozilla is the email account,

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#3
March 7, 2018 at 13:58:10
"Mozilla is the email account"

No, Mozilla is a software company. Do you mean Thunderbird?


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#5
March 8, 2018 at 11:36:56
There's an add-on for exporting and importing emails to/from Thunderbird:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/th...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
March 8, 2018 at 17:56:56
My thanks to all who have sent their suggestions. I’m not sure that I made myself clear about what I want and need to do. I am running out of space on my computer. I am getting emails from Thunderbird and Windows 10. I don’t have enough space to keep duplicate copies of emails but I don’t want to lose the emails that I already have from Thunderbird. So I’m trying to find a way to copy all of the emails that I want to keep from Thunderbird on my F drive and delete them from my C Drive

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#7
March 9, 2018 at 01:17:26
I think your question is pretty clear, Running out space on one drive (C) and wish to free up some by transfering/saving (presumably downloaded) emails elsewhere (drive F in this case).

This lengthy discussion/thread via mozilla support may be of help?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/q...

The possoble solution is some way down the assorted chat...

If you were using MS Outlook as the client app to access and thus download emails from whichever account(s) then you would have (possibly...) a simpler approach to the same end.


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#8
March 9, 2018 at 04:37:48
When you start thunderbird with the parameter -p , you'll get the Profile Manger of thunderbird.

Create a new Profile on the location, you wanted, in your case drive F: and then e.g. in a new folder named email or whatever.

After that, close thunderbird, use windows explorer and navigate to the location of the old thunderbird profile folder.

Copy the content of that folder to the new location on drive F:\email\ , except the profile.ini.

Now rename the old Profile folder. Simple add an extension to the foldername, e.g. .bak for backup, to make sure, that the new Profile is not using the old Profile folder.

When finished, start thunderbird -p
You can do this by pressing Windows-Key+R, navigate to c:\program files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird, select thunderbird.exe and click OK, add -p to that line in the run dialog and press enter.

Select the new profile, to test, whether it's working.

If it's working, close thunderbird, start thunderbird with -p and delete the old profile.

At least, you can delete the old Profile folder from your harddrive C: and you're done.


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#9
March 9, 2018 at 08:38:55
Before you delete the old/original profile and emails received/sent etc... be very certain that you have them all on the F drive... Obvious I know - but it happens that sometimes pholks delete an original source,installation, setup etc. before double checking the new location, installation or whatever is all it's intended to be...

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#10
March 9, 2018 at 18:35:02
Thank you so much TRVLR! and PAULSEP!!! This is the most thorough set of directions I have received. I truly appreciate all of those who sent me information before you, but being the computer dummy that I am I think I will be able to make sense of this and accomplish my task. It will be sometime before I can even attempt this, but I will certainly let all know if and when I do. Thank you again!

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#11
March 11, 2018 at 15:13:57
How much free space do you have on your C drive? There are lots of ways to clean that up and get more free space.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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#12
March 11, 2018 at 16:15:53
Good point raised by Jeffiner... A disk clean routine might prove very effective...

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#13
March 14, 2018 at 12:00:38
Thanks to Jennifer and trvlr. I do use a disk cleaner., but I could achieve regaining much more space by moving my emails that I want to keep.

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