Thunderbird, from Windows XP to Mac OS X
I have one running instance of Thunderbird running on my netbook. I’d like to make a full copy of it onto my MacBook so that I don’t have to redo the whole configuration and plugin installation…
Here’s a way to quickly migrate your Windows XP Thunderbird’s instance onto your Mac:
- Install Thunderbird for the Mac;
- Start Thunderbird and cancel the profile creation;
- Close Thunderbird ;
- Copy the Windows XP profile data in the OSX profile directory;
cp -pr /Volumes/Windows XP/Documents and Settings/jdoe/ApplicationData/Thunderbird/Profiles/32h6btju.default /Users/jdoe/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/
- Edit the
profiles.inifile from the Mac instance ;
- Start Thunderbird.
The first Mac profile, the one create on first start, can be deleted.
I had to reinstall the Lightning module to have it work. The configuration was correctly copied though ; so I didn’t have to reconfigure it.
Source: Transférer ses Mails de Thunderbird PC (Windows XP) vers Thunderbird Mac (Mac OS)