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How to Move/Transfer Thunderbird Data & Profile to New Computer

Updated on Dec 18, 2018 by Abby Haines to PC Transfer

Summary:
The easiest tutorial teaches how to transfer Thunderbird to a new computer while keeping all the data and profile folder is created here. Try it to move Thunderbird with profile folder including emails, contacts, appointments, calendars, address books, settings, saved passwords, and other data from one PC to another.

Sometimes, you may need to move Thunderbird from one PC to another especially when you get a new computer. But how can you transfer Thunderbird to a new computer while keeping all your data on the source computer? Actually, it's really a challenging task for most users. Why?

Why is it difficult to transfer Thunderbird data to a new computer

Unlike Outlook, Thunderbird store all your data like emails, contacts, appointments, calendars, address books, settings, saved passwords, add-ons, etc in a "profile" directory instead of in the program directory. In this case, you are not allowed to export your email and settings in Thunderbird. So, if you want to transfer Thunderbird to a new computer, you need to manually copy your profile folder over to the new PC. Actually, it's really a complicated job that will take a long time and much efforts.

What is the easiest way to transfer Thunderbird to a new computer

Fortunately, there is an easy way to perform the data transfer. EaseUS free data transfer software allows you to transfer Thunderbird to a new computer and copy the profile folder with all the emails, videos, settings and other data with a few simple clicks.

To transfer Thunderbird to a new computer with data & profile:

Important
Select Thunderbird under "Applications" and choose the data you want to transfer under "Files" in step 6. (Here, the default storage location of Thunderbird profile folder is: C:\Users\'your account username'\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles.)
 

Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs (source and new PCs)

On the source computer, select the "PC to PC" transfer mode and then click the "PC to PC" button to continue.

Transfer programs to new computer - Step 1

Step 2: Connect two PCs (the source and target computers)

1. Make sure both computers are connected to the same LAN and click "Continue".

Transfer programs to new computer - Step 2

2. Select your target computer by its IP address from the detected devices and click "Connect" or click "Add a PC" and enter its IP address.

Transfer programs to new computer - Step 3

3. Enter the login password of the target computer and click "OK". (If there is no login password, click "OK" to continue.)

Transfer programs to new computer - Step 4

4. Select the transfer direction - "Transfer from this PC to other PC" and click "OK" to continue.

Step 2: Select apps, programs, and software to transfer

1. Check "Applications" and click "Edit" to select applications to transfer.

Transfer programs to new computer - Step 6

2. Tick the specific programs (marked as "Yes") that you want to transfer to another computer and click "Finish" to confirm.

Transfer programs to new computer - Step 7

Step 3: Click "Transfer" to start transferring programs from one computer to another.

The speed of the transfer process varies based on the size of the apps.

Transfer programs to new computer - Step 8
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