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Thread: Thunderbird Profile Access

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014

    Thunderbird Profile Access

    Thunderbird has a user profile and a Mail subdirectory containing a popstate.dat file that I must reach. Normal access to TB-profile (Thunderbird -P) simply leads to an option window that does not seem to meet the requirement. Please advise on how to reach the TB profile and subsequently the Mail subdirectory. All help appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Metro Boston
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Thunderbird Profile Access

    Thunderbird stores everything in /home/username/.thunderbird. This is a "hidden" directory because its name begins with a dot. If you are using a graphical file manager like Nautilus or Dolphin you need to tell it to display hidden files. From the command prompt. you can just use "cd /home/username/.thunderbird". You'll see a directory with a name like 1u6xg3bo.default; that's where your profile is stored. If you have more than one directory like that, look in the profiles.ini file to see which is the current default profile.
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